Creating a Plan B

Every blogger--or other writer who's actually expected to produce something regularly--should have a plan B for when things hit the fan. Rather than a small white pill, the plan B for a writer should be a back up of writing: a collection of spare blog posts, article drafts, half-finished fanfiction chapters ready to be rounded out at any moment, or whatever else you're expected to publish on a regular basis. I haven't always been the greatest at this. For the last two weeks I've missed blog posts due to crisis situations--and because I didn't have a plan B. I should have had at least three spare blog posts on hand. I didn't, and therefore my blog sat unloved for a day. So last week, instead of beating myself up over…
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