Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! It is a truism that a writer reveals the self, sometimes in full awareness, sometimes unconsciously, but that is the goal. That finally is all that any … More Inspiration #3
I’ve always been a believer in quitting. If you’re going to quit, quit early and save time and effort on the wrong thing. I think I’ve started the wrong story. It’s hard to let go of this one because the character is clear and precise, the plot is interesting and I can see the potential … More This Never Happens to Me (well, sometimes)
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
I’ve been trying to write a post today – all day, and with extremely limited success (try none), as is evidenced by it being, well, tomorrow. I woke up this morning with a mind like the tuffet-like pad left behind when all the dandelion fluff is blown away. Empty, vacant, bereft of my velvety cloud … More In Which the Writer has Wine
Day 27: 50,646 of 50,000 I’m going to go get some sleep now.
Day 25: 45,229 of 50,000 words I know a lot of people idealize the practice of writing every day, but sometimes (often) that’s simply not optimal. Like when you get to see your boyfriend for the first night in two weeks because you’ve been so busy writing a novel. I’m going to go watch a … More Date Night
Hey can I tell you guys something? I’m tired. Really, really tired. But in a good way. Last year I ran the Dirty Dash with some people from work, and it was hard. Much harder than I’d trained for, and much harder than I expected. But it was also the kind of hard that didn’t … More On Mud Pits and Fatigue