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Julie Hedlund

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Julie Hedlund is a children's book author who lives with her own troop of two children and a large and very misbehaved dog. Her latest book, MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN has been hailed as belonging on the shelf "between Guess How Much I Love You and Goodnight Moon." Her book, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS hit bookstores in October 2013, and is based on her two popular and critically-acclaimed storybook apps for the iPad -- A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS and A SHIVER OF SHARKS. When she is not acting like a monkey, Julie is busy writing more books and visiting with the kids who read them at schools and libraries.

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Julie Hedlund I never get writer's block. I get writer's procrastination. To overcome I simply force myself into my chair and start writing.
Julie Hedlund Hi Vivian,

This is a great question, and the answer is that I don't plan for balance day by day. Instead, I aim for balance in a week or a month. Some…more
Hi Vivian,

This is a great question, and the answer is that I don't plan for balance day by day. Instead, I aim for balance in a week or a month. Some days my family and home may require more of my time than anything else. When I'm in a creative "spurt," I ignore some of my other career responsibilities and write as much as I can while the muse is with me. Some days I don't write at all because I have to attend to the business side of things. So instead of killing myself trying to balance each day, I just try to make sure everything gets my attention over a span of time. I've tried imposing more rigid schedules and routines on myself, but it never works. I guess I just don't have the kind of personality that lends itself to routine. :-)

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Average rating: 4.48 · 136 ratings · 110 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
My Love for You is the Sun

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Today is a special edition of Gratitude Sunday, not only because it’s been a while since I’ve posted one, but because it also falls on New Year’s Day. AND it coincides with an assignment I gave to the folks participating in the 12 Days of Christmas for Writers program to make a list of everything they were grateful for in their writing lives in 2016. So I am going to do the same. The list will...

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