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EMEPiper Ep 12: Defeating Procrastination

Procrastination is a serious challenge for me. I find myself procrastinating all the time and I’ve rationalized to myself to make it okay. But it’s not. Writing doesn’t happen while I procrastinate. No matter how much I think I’m getting

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Taking the concept of Bar Con too far…

*Rant warning/* Planning to be at a con but not paying registration to be at said con, some call it “Bar Con-ing”, seems to be happening more and more and there are those who’ve taken the concept of Bar Con

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EMEPiper Ep 11: Interview with Melissa Schroeder

Interview with Melissa Schroeder Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Along the way

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True Heroes series continues!

I am happy to announce the True Heroes series continues in 2018 with three new novels! Alex Logan of Forever (Grand Central Publishing – Hachette Book Group) is editing these brand new stories. I am so very excited to be

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EMEPiper Ep 10: Getting Actual Work Done

  Tasks have been identified and prioritized. It’s time for getting actual work done. For some, this is very simple. However, it might not be easy when there’s a whole lot of life going on in your world. Life is

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EMEPiper Ep 9: Prioritization with Simple Lists or Using a Matrix

There are times when I’ve got so much to do, I’ve got no idea where to start or what the prioritization is. It’s just an overwhelming mess of things that need to be done. I’m frozen in analysis paralysis and

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Focus on Writing in 2017

I made a careful decision to have a stronger focus on writing this year. As an author, one might think I write, therefore I have a focus on writing. But here’s the thing: when an author goes to events, the author isn’t writing

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EMEPiper Ep 8: Looking Back to Move Forward Effectively

  Heading into a new year with a fresh set of goals is a great thing. It’s even better to take a pause to look back on what did or didn’t work in the past year to take lessons learned

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EMEPiper Ep 7: I’m Not Actually a Multitasker

I’ve got a lot to accomplish by the end of the year. Some days, it seems like I won’t get it all done unless I do some things simultaneously in order to have massively productive weekends. But in reality, multi-tasking

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EMEPiper Ep 6: When There are Too Many Things

Even when you know how to manage your time, life can happen and things can get in the way. This year I had a whole lot of life going on behind the scenes. Before I could course correct, I was

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