Writers Block

So you’re in the middle of a creative masterpiece, and then it hits you… an inventive standstill, writer’s cramp, writer’s spasm, mental fog, or what most people call writer’s block.

So now what? How do you get back in your grove?

Writer’s block is caused by anything from your own personal dilemmas, to the project itself, or even for no good reason at all!

No matter what the cause, it is possible to clear the fog and press on.

I would like to share with YOU all of my best tips and tricks for beating your writer’s block with a FREE live event in my Facebook group Simple Solutions to Writing and Publishing on Saturday, March 16th at 9am PST.

Not only will you get the insight of clearing your mental fog, but you will have access to a community of writers who go through the same struggles as you and can help each other grow.

Join HERE to ahead of time to be sure you don’t miss it.

I look forward to talking with everyone!


How to Manage Your Time

managing time

Fun fact, there are 1,440 minutes in a day!

While that may seem like a lot on paper, it often seems to go by in just a blink of an eye. Before you know it, the day is over and your to-do list somehow got longer.

Managing your time can be a daunting task.

Between calendars, planners, reminders, and all the other ways you should be able to manage it; somehow the day still gets away from you.

I’m going to let you in on my favorite tips for time management…


Simple, I know. First thing in the morning needs to be when you spend the time on your most pressing tasks. You will be much more productive in the morning!
Urgent comes before important. If you’re having trouble with deciding what is urgent vs important, think about it in terms of your goals.

Will finishing this help me reach my goals and how quickly?


Eliminate distractions (like that cell phone attached to you at all times). You’ll discover how much quicker you get things done in a quiet place, not scrolling down your news feed whenever a dull moment arises. Do one thing at a time and try to avoid leaving things half-finished.

Let things go!

Don’t let your perfectionism get the better of you. Nobody is perfect and you are no exception. It’s okay to step back, breath, and say “I did my best”. Quit over-editing and press send. You are an expert and your work will show it no matter what.

Ask for help!

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed in your day, but if you consistently feel overwhelmed it’s okay to ask for help. Outsourcing and delegating might seem like adding more on your plate, but if you find the right person with the right skill-set you can free up large sections of your day to focus on those urgent tasks.

These can be useful for work, home, or your stressed out bestie who is in denial (because we’ve all been there).

Take back control over your schedule!

How do you manage your time?

Hit reply and give me the details! Your favorite tracking tools, strategy, or even a color code that helps keep you organized and ready to tackle the day.

P.S. I am happy to announce my new Facebook Group Simple Solutions to Writing & Publishing. I started this group because most of my clients are newbie authors, writers, and bloggers. Click the link above to know more about this group. Details coming soon in the next newsletter. 🙂

~Book Buzz~ Deborah Perdue

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51grmaEBJ6L._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_The Grace of Gratitude Journal is very unique and special, interspersed with Deborah Perdue’s heartfelt, inspirational thoughts of gratitude, collected from her years of writing in a Journal such as this one; along with Tara Thelen’s exquisite full-color illustrations; and with 55 blank pages for the reader to record their own thoughts of thanksgiving. The combination of words and artwork inspire the reader to more easily count their own blessings. This Journal is hardcover and the pages lay flat. Practicing gratitude on a daily basis using this gorgeous journal provides a vehicle to transform and enrich one’s life, offering sustained peace and more happiness and joy!

One cannot be angry or sad, while in a state of gratefulness. That’s why psychologists today are suggesting Gratitude Journals to their depressed patients.

This Journal is perfect for healing workshops and retreats, as well as for individuals. Writing in this unique Gratitude Journal can:

1. open the reader’s heart

2. provide a sanctuary for a constant reminder of what one can be grateful for

3. has the ability to release blocks in one’s life

4. and makes a precious gift that makes you feel good when you give it to someone.

The Grace of Gratitude Journal is not only for the novice but also for anyone who is already experienced with the spiritual practice of feeling gratitude in his or her life. Being grateful will most certainly transform your life in powerful ways! Grace of Gratitude Volume 2 with gorgeous new artwork, deeper thoughts of thanksgiving by Ms. Perdue and lots more pages to write.

Purchase the Book

Deborah PerdueDeborah Perdue is the author of several books on Gratitude, www.graceofgratitude.com.

Sharing the power of gratitude is her passion and calling! Ms. Perdue is a licensed practitioner for the Center for Spiritual Living. She teaches classes and workshops on the topics of gratitude, abundance and how to live a life of peace and joy. She writes spiritual articles on gratitude and sends out daily thoughts of thanksgiving to her email group.

She has introduced to the practice of gratitude on a daily basis ten years ago, watched her life change for the better in fantastic ways, and is now dedicated to spreading gratitude and the practice of it to more and more people. It is her intention that the Grace of Gratitude Journal and her other gratitude books are a blessing to others who wish to uplift their consciousness by practicing gratitude.

In 1994, Deborah received two Bachelor Degrees (Cum Laude) from Sonoma State
University, in English (emphasis: creative writing) and Studio Art (emphasis: photography). Her graphic design business, Illumination Graphics, is a rewarding and prospering business. An accomplished graphic designer with over 20 years of experience, she chooses to specialize in the design of book covers and interiors.
She is so grateful to live in the beautiful country in Oregon, in a dome home in the forest
with her husband, and menagerie.

Websites: graceofgratitude.com and illuminationgraphics.com

Facebook: facebook.com/GraceOfGratitudeJournal/


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