Productivity

The Most Difficult Thing About Working From Home

Obviously, I can’t speak for anyone else. But as someone who has worked from home for a while, I find self regulation the hardest part.

I need enough discipline to start and not to stop when I get distracted. So even though I love working from home, it’s still challenging.

I don’t like when people breathe down my neck. That said, I do like when others offer structure. I need deadlines to work effectively.

I enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from home. I can create my own schedule. I’m able to work when I want to rather than when I have to.

Being able to work from home means I don’t need to leave the house every day. Then again, sometimes I want a change of scenery.

As a writer and blogger, I can do what I need to from almost anywhere.

Self discipline isn’t some innate skill. It takes time and effort to build. But being able to work independently is important.

I think working from home has advantages and disadvantages, just like everything else in the world. It’s not for everybody, but because I’m such a homebody, I can’t complain.

Personally I work best when somebody gives me specific instructions beforehand. And then gives me space to do the assigned task.

Everyone’s different, but having both structure and freedom is what I strive for.

Writing

10 Pieces Of Writing Advice

  1. Respect your readers.
  2. Express yourself clearly.
  3. Never waste words.
  4. Strive for consistency.
  5. Perceive the world.
  6. Punctuate with purpose.
  7. Overcome all obstacles.
  8. Find your voice.
  9. Enjoy the journey.
  10. Love the craft.
Writing

Writing Poetry Versus Writing Prose

I never thought I would say this but I’m struggling to write poetry. Right now, I can’t write a decent poem to save my life.

To put it into context, I have written manuscripts. Novels. Fifty, sixty, seventy thousand words long.

Yet I can’t string together fifty words of poetry, of verse, of creative love.

I crave structure. I crave freedom. Poetry gives me too much of the latter and not enough of the former.

See, aspiringwriter22 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? How does aspiringpoet22 sound? Disgusting, right?