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Track Progress Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Connie Mann

Come to (Virtual) Writer’s Camp!

Remember summer camp? It was always the very best week of the whole summer. I used to get all tingly as a kid, just thinking about it. You got to leave your parents and chores and regular life behind and if you played your cards right, you didn’t have to see your...

How to Beat the ‘Schedule Hijackers’

Ever have a day like this? You stumble out of bed—early—and gulp a cup of coffee on your way to your desk. You are determined to get a jump on the day, because you have a LOT to accomplish. You finalized your to-do list last night, blocked out time on the calendar,...

Is Your Story Missing a Key Ingredient?

You’ve spent weeks and months creating characters you love, putting them in just the right story setting, fine-tuning your plot and crafting an opening with an absolutely perfect hook. So, why aren’t your critique partners telling you to submit this story, right now?...

Celebrate Small Accomplishments

Do you take time to celebrate small accomplishments? Or are you more like me, always rushing to the next thing. Too often, the moment I check something off the top of my to-do list, I find myself adding three more to the bottom. I’ve decided that’s really a bad idea,...

Where Are Your Goals?

Several years ago, there was a great television commercial that always made me sit up and take notice.  Late in the evening, a deep-voiced narrator would come on and say: “It’s 11:00 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?” Every time I heard it I’d stop and...

Have You Chosen a Life’s Motto for 2011?

I have a two-part ritual at the end of every December. As I pack away the Christmas decorations, I allow myself a sentimental moment and get a little misty. My kids just roll their eyes. But I value that time of reflection, of remembering the moments and laughter and...