It’s really tough to sit down and write a book (surprise, surprise!). I understand that that’s the last thing anyone would want to do in relation to a daily schedule. But I found that by taking your manuscript – whether a hard copy or saved on laptop – pretty much wherever you go, you can get it done. I have brought my laptop and/or my hard copy manuscript with me to work many times. That way, when I’m on break from work, or while I’m waiting for a meeting to start, I can work on my novel. And as for nighttimes, I find that cutting down on TV time in order to write or edit my book really helps. Then again, there aren’t many programs on TV that interest me, so that advice is pretty easy for me to follow LOL.
Published by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant
Teresa Edmond-Sargeant has been writing poetry since nine years old, and writing newspaper articles since 16. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was an editor, writer and photographer for the campus newspaper. She also penned a college thesis that explored the impact of print journalism scandals on the media’s reputation. Teresa was a newspaper freelancer and an editorial assistant for publishing houses and newspapers before becoming a staff writer for a North Jersey newspaper, The Suburban Trends. For her work there, she won Second Place in the Interpretive Writing Category in the New Jersey Press Association 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. In 2006, Teresa published her debut book of poetry “How Fate's Confusion Connects" with Wheatmark Inc. She continues to publish poetry and appear at local poetry venues. In January 2012, Teresa launched her publishing imprint Heathermoors Books, through which she’ll release her own novels, starting with Warding Off Reality in 2012. When Teresa wants to wind down from writing, she reads (a lot!), goofs around with her 10-year-old daughter and executes mad roundhouse kicks in tae kwon do class. View all posts by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant