Inspiration #2

I did this last Sunday, too, and I think I’ll make it a permanent feature. Don’t worry about talent or capability: that will grow as you practice… So just practice writing, and when you learn to trust your voice, direct it. If you want to write a novel, write a novel. If it’s essays you … More Inspiration #2

Inspiration #1

Day 21: 40,035 of 50,000 Instead of disturbing you with the fatigued working of my brain, a moment of inspiration for this winter night. Let go of everything when you write, and try at a simple beginning with simple words to express what you have inside. It won’t begin smoothly. Allow yourself to be awkward. … More Inspiration #1

You know when you have a perfect idea and sit down and write it perfectly? Yeah, me either.

Day Ten: 19,041 of 50,000 words When I catch myself researching how to write something,  I know I’m in trouble. I just caught myself researching how to blog. Damn. The last few nights, between catching up on the blog and writing fiction, it’s the fiction that’s won. And for the last few nights, I’ve been … More You know when you have a perfect idea and sit down and write it perfectly? Yeah, me either.

Baggage Claim

Day five: 10,593 of 50,000 Now something about that is just downright unsettling. -Jayne Cobb Please bear with me – this is a difficult post to write. I’ve encountered something unexpected. It isn’t about writing, or word count, or about the anxiety over getting this novel done, because that’s going fine. It’s about success, if you … More Baggage Claim