Big mugs of steaming cappuccino, elegant decor, free wi-fi…I so enjoy my monthly (more or less) sessions at the Loft with friend Kathy. We’re writing coaches for each other, but seldom stick to writing in our discussions. Husbands, happenings, hallelujahs and how-do-I-deal-with-this are all frequent topics. Today we hammered out 2011 goals, both writing and personal. It sure is true that two heads are better than one. Just having to put a dilemma into words begins to untangle the knots in my brain. When I say something especially silly, Kathy gives me the look. This is extremely useful, umm, feedback.
I encourage you, oh nascent writers and any others in need of sound advice (and an occasional look) to find yourself a coach-type friend. I predict that your productivity, focus, and mental health will improve if you do.
My new article is up on BellaOnline, Five Ideas for Felicitous Christmas Festivities. If you haven’t already done everything on your Christmas to-do list, this might help you to think about some of it in a different light.