My One Best Tip For Writing
My One Best Tip Forwriting

What keeps me writing?

My answer is simple. The explanation is puzzling.

For whoever will find the time to read, I will write.

For who doesn’t have the time…

My ONE best tip is… Find something that you LOVE and write for it.

I do not mean to write about it, I say write For it.

Whatever you write, think how what you love will benefit from your writing.

This I found it to be the most powerful tool that the Universe is giving to a writer – The Love for his writing’s beneficiary.

What other tools do I use?

I used to think that a writer could write with any tool. I have to admit that when I found Scrivener I fell in love with it in a flash. Now, I cannot imagine myself using anything else anymore except my brain, my heart, and Scrivener.

What routines do I have?

My only routine is the coffee prepared in the morning and a long distance call with the man I love. After this, everything else is in a continuous adaptation.


I have only one habit, and I intend to start my story with this.

Let me tell you something about my habit and me.

I am a serial procrastinator.

No! No! Do not tell now… “What? Another one?”

“I am a special type” my ego loves to believe in my uniqueness.

Yes… I am that type who never misses a deadline.

Still, I am a procrastinator.

You would never believe what important things appear all at once in my life, things that are keeping me away from writing. Oh, I have examples… tons of examples.

Whenever it is about respecting the schedule for a new project, I instantly feel a big attraction for … washing dishes (no, I do not like washing them)… looking outside the window… talking on the phone (I hate talking on the phone)… I even try from time to time to exercise (of course, I can have any passion but not for exercising.)

Well… all of these and much more suddenly become the main attraction in my life.

Why? I asked myself that so many times… Why am I doing this to myself?

Well… after years of wondering, I think I found the secret. I simply love the adrenaline circulating inside my body when I have one day left until the deadline.

Will you ask me, how can I still keep the deadline?

It’s simple. When you are a serial procrastinator, you have to learn to tame the time. Thus, after many fights between it and me, we finally befriended one another and now… whenever I need extra time, time freezes for me. I enter in that frozen time, and I am doing whatever is necessary to finish my project.

I do not advise you trying this too many times, especially if the deadline belongs to an important project. Take it step by step… until you succeed to believe in YOU. The moment when you will enter in that frozen time, the universe will not even allow you to breathe, but only to work on your project. Do this gradually until you believe in you and your powers, for real. To tame the time you need to believe that You can do it!

Now, after this long introduction let me return to the main question of this contest.

What keeps me writing?

The answer is simple. Love.

Love keeps me writing.

Even if the answer is simple, the explanation is somehow complicated.

Maybe you will ask what is so complicated.

Listen! I will make things short here.

I came on this planet almost half a century ago. Being a serial procrastinator, I even procrastinated in finding that half of a soul who was waiting for me, here on this planet.

Yet, in the last moments of the first half a century of my existence, I found it (my intention is to enjoy at least another one or two here.)

I found the only one who could ever touch my heart so deeply. I will not dig into the depth of what humans define Love to be right now. I only want to answer the main question, “What keeps me writing.”

Let me give you another detail, which will be an argument for the statement I made, that the explanation is more complicated than the answer.

I am an engineer in my country; a very good one. When I was a child, somewhere in my neighborhood lived a boy with his family. When he was ten years old, his family decided to leave our country and moved away.

Let us make the story even shorter. The man who owns my heart, the other half of my soul whom I waited for all of my life, is exactly that child who had to move so many years ago.

The Creator, who is in charge of everything on this planet, gave us the chance to meet again.
But… the game is not so simple… it would be boring if it were simple, wouldn’t it?

One of us has to move and for some reasons we decided that the one who will move would be me.

This would still be easy but… I am not the type to sit around and be only a homemaker. Not that this would not be nice, but without any doubt it is not my type of life.

Moving at this age, I do not expect to find on my arrival date at the airport some officials who would praise me for working as an engineer. So… together with my other half of a soul, we decided to develop another passion that we both have – the passion for Writing.

Therefore, in the next two years that we have as a deadline for this, we must build the writer’s platform with all the details this implies.

I am that lucky writer who took the winning lottery ticket. I received in the same pack a beloved husband, a perfect man, a talented web designer, the best editor for my work… and then some.

What else can I ask for?

I wish you find your love in whatever you decide to do.

And… Write!

There is nothing in this Universe who will ever stand against Love.

Write for your Love!



This article was a winner in the contest organized during the NaNoFiWriMo month by Nina Amir, having the theme:

What keeps me writing? My one best tip for writing.


  1. Avatar Of M.c. Simon
    August 27, 2015 at 4:56 am

    M.C. Simon

    This life is so amazing, Jeanine!
    Today, it was that kind of day which you don’t really want to repeat. Nothing was fine, nothing could be done.
    You wrote this message more then one month ago and I simply didn’t see it… until now.
    And… WOW! Can’t find enough words to thank you!!! It was exactly what I needed to start my engines again.
    You just made my day! Thank you, Jeanine!!!

  2. Avatar Of Jeanine
    July 22, 2015 at 4:41 am


    Oh wow, wow, wow!!! This is exactly what I needed to read for inspiration. Thank you for sharing some much wonderful and practical advise. I’m awestruck with your truth and the beauty of your spirit. Forever in your debt MC, blessings upon blessings to you and the love you’re creating on earth. ❀️

  3. Avatar Of Lee
    December 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm


    MC could we label procrastination as a internal, TDR, time delay relay? And depending on one’s degree of procrastination, this can be looked at as building up a pressure differential.

    This is more of a question for you because I am not trained engineer, but without a pressure differential, life would not be possible, so is that a true statement or should it be said another way?

    My understanding on matters would be that the greater the Delta T, pressure differential, the potential to move a greater amount of energy exist.

    I wonder if psychiatry nor psychologist has not looked at procrastination as more of not only a blessing but rather a natural internal design, for such a time as this.

    I perceive there’s an infinite amount of energy yet to be mined from the mind. πŸ™‚

    Would love to hear your thoughts on this MC!!

  4. Avatar Of M.c.simon
    December 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm


    Hi, Naomi! πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by.
    I also didn’t hear about it until this summer, but once I tried it… I simply fell in love with it! Now… not only am I writing my books using it, but all my articles and some more, also! It is simply great and it’s so easy to have everything organized. If you need help using it after buying, just let me know! Also… we have a special code for the holidays… Go through our link and use “WINTERFEST2014”. You will have a discount of 25%. πŸ™‚ Happy Holidays!

  5. Avatar Of Naomi Dinsmore
    December 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Naomi Dinsmore


    First time comment.

    I’ve never heard of ‘Scrivener’ before. I did check out the website and it definitely looks interesting.

    Thanks for sharing this info. I’ll let you know how I get on πŸ™‚


  6. Avatar Of M.c.simon
    December 20, 2014 at 2:28 am


    Thank you, Ivette πŸ™‚

  7. Avatar Of Yvette Jane
    December 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Yvette Jane

    Love this!

  8. Avatar Of M.c.simon
    December 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm


    Meaning… we don’t only share same name, but same story also πŸ™‚

  9. Avatar Of Carmen Mariana
    December 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    carmen mariana

    this is how I started my page…

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