Issue #12: Mood

I write best when relaxed, and on sunny days. The sun motivates me 🙂 I sleep only a few hours at night, so I will generally nap try to nap for a couple hours in the morning before I begin. I am best at writing when I am feeling happiness, joy. When the world seems bright.

I am not good at writing when I have any negative feeling at all, unless I am angry about something and writing to get my point across on the subject. Even then, I will have to wait until I am in a good mood to edit, or I risk going overboard with my rant.

What mood do you have to be in to work? Try writing when in various moods to find out. Before beginning your writing tasks each day, try to recreate the mood and atmosphere that works best for you.


When waking each morning, before you even move, repeat a mantra that you create.

Example: I am a successful writer. I am happy and I am healthy.

This will not only put you in a good mood, it will aid you in having a productive day.

Quick Writing Tip

If you can, write when the mood strikes. Ideas will flow more smoothly and not feel so forced.

5 Writing Prompts

  1. Article Idea: Creating time.

2. Article Idea: Mood Swings… the why of it all.

3. Poem Topic: Mood.

4. Novel: Son has terrible mood swings.

5. Novella: Abusive father-in-law.


A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts.

~ C.S. Forester

51P6nkg9E-L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects that will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

103 Pages. eBook. $9.99 on Kindle.

Copyright 2012 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

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