EMEPiper Ep 8: Looking Back to Move Forward Effectively

AZ Lantern Festival: looking back to move forward

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 into the new. This episode is about looking back to move forward effectively.

Highlights

  • Where’s Piper? In a hotel room closet.
  • The final days of 2016
  • How have I been working?
  • Making sure I don’t get lost again
  • Staying focused through the coming year

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EMEPiper Ep 7: I’m Not Actually a Multitasker

Piper and food and writing

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 might not be the best idea.

So I’m talking about how I do get things done, when it isn’t the best idea to multi-task and when I actually do multi-task.

Highlights

  • A theoretical
  • I’m not a multi-tasker
  • Why it’s not actually good to be a multi-tasker
  • Why it looks like I’m multi-tasking
  • What I’m actually doing
  • When I actually do multi-task
  • Kanban and Trello

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You can support EMEPiper and Piper’s other writing-related creative content at patreon.com/piperjdrake.

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EMEPiper Ep 6: When There are Too Many Things

Piper J Drake sideways

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 way off track.

This is my confession and what I plan to do to get back to where I need to be.

Highlights:

  • Piper’s Confession
  • The Plan to get back on track
  • Trying something completely new – hypnotherapy?

Shout-outs

You can support EMEPiper and Piper’s other writing-related creative content at patreon.com/piperjdrake.

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EMEPiper Ep 5: Time Management at Events Part 2

WXR16

There’s a lot to cover when it comes to managing your time at conventions, which is why this is part 2 of time management at events.

For me, managing my time at conventions is a survival skill.

Highlights

  • My room is my sanctuary
  • Knowing where things are in this place, especially the bathrooms
  • Where to find sustenance
  • Read updated information from the convention
  • Planning in time for 2 unusual things: rest/recharge and unstructured social time
  • Looking back on the biggest events in my year
  • Things I could’ve done better
  • Things I’m doing next year

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You can support EMEPiper and Piper’s other writing-related creative content at patreon.com/piperjdrake.

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EMEPiper Ep 4: Time Management at Events Part 1

Piper teaching at RT Booklover Convention

Why time management at events? It’s con season and for many, conventions or conferences become a blur of things to do, people to see, and it’s easy to lose the key reasons you attended when overwhelmed by the sheer craziness of it all. I love attending them, learning new things, meeting people, refreshing acquaintances. It can be intimidating and confusing. It can be an onslaught to the senses. And it can be amazing, when I manage my time to make the most of it.

Attending conventions and conferences is costly, both in terms of money invested to go and time taken away from writerly things to be there. In this podcast episode, I talk about how I manage my time to prepare and attend cons to make the best use of both my money invested and my time.

Highlights

  • I’ve got a lot of events in 2016
  • Questions I ask myself before deciding to go
  • Planning ahead: 6 months to a year
  • More Planning ahead: a few months
  • A few weeks in advance: do my clothes fit? Where’s the schedule?
  • I’ve arrived! It starts in the lobby.
  • Set up your room for convenience and comfort

Shout-outs

You can support EMEPiper and Piper’s other writing-related creative content at patreon.com/piperjdrake.

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We hid in a shady nook on a vineyard to write yesterday. There were many words and at least one nap.

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This was a flakey, buttery, honey-kissed delight. That is all.

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It's Throwback Thursday! Here's a look back at HIDDEN IMPACT, Book 1 of the Safeguard series.

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= = = “Your apartment’s been bugged. Do you have any family in the city?”
She shook her head, her face brushing into the hollow at his shoulder. A sense of purpose solidified. Protect. Defend. It’d started when he’d recognized the threat earlier and dove to get her out of harm’s way. It’d only intensified since.
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Even the ink for my fountain pen fascinates me. Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki Ink (Deep Azure Blue) is a gorgeous blue.

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@hatsofmatt just put this afternoon spread of meats & cheeses, etc in front of me and INSISTED I snack. ❤

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My first fountain pen! I need to practice handwriting.

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Looked up and found this small nest on our morning walk. No idea what bird or other creature is using it but it was very fun to have found it.

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Cocktails, sliced meats and cheeses for lunch! Capicola, Salami Toscana, Crescenza cheese drizzle d in truffle oil, Dolce gorgonzola. Also sherry glazed beets & goat cheese. Yum!

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Happy Friday!  The Destination:LOVE celebration and scavenger hunt is ending today so join in for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, print books from the authors, and more!

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