Pausing

I would have had this post done and live this morning but until that moment earlier today, I hadn’t firmly decided what I was going to do. I’ve been floundering with my writing for some time now. It hasn’t been just a struggle like so many writers face. My writing has reached the depths of … Continue reading Pausing

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Firefox Quantum? I Don’t Think So.

These months that have five Thursdays in them put me in a predicament of sorts. What do I write about that I haven’t even touched on before? On the other hand, what do I really have to complain about? There are bloggers who find something to write about every day of each week of the … Continue reading Firefox Quantum? I Don’t Think So.

#weekendcoffeeshare: New Momentum Tactics

The Daily Post sponsors the #weekendcoffeeshare. If this is something you’d like to do, whether it be weekly like it’s supposed to be or the way I do it, once a month. You can get the lowdown about it at the link above. [Your dialogue is in purple.] [My dialogue is in teal.] § If … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: New Momentum Tactics

Twists on Style and Technique

I’m smack dab in the middle of The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford, a thrilling suspense of a woman who is bipolar. The story is good, no doubt about it, but that’s not what I’m writing about in this post. After all, I haven’t finished reading it. Second, I’m the worst at writing reviews. [Makes … Continue reading Twists on Style and Technique

Influenced Concepts

...the first step in creativity is not focusing on goals but letting go of them. Being open and aimless. Forgetting preconceived notions. Jill Jepson Are any of my ideas original thought? Or have I been deluding myself? Some time ago, I was receiving Jill Jepson’s newsletter in my email inbox twice a month. I unsubscribed … Continue reading Influenced Concepts

Mental Illness in Fiction

As I inchmeal along in my WiP, I feel a compelling allurement to the general theme of my story, namely how mental illness affects a person’s life. It may seem simple at first. Reality gets distorted. That answers the what, but how about the how, why, and when? We may know people who battle these … Continue reading Mental Illness in Fiction

Sending Out the Wrong Vibes

I guess I’m not paying adequate attention to the impression I throw out to people. I’m not sure when the inappropriate signals started spurting out from me though. It might have begun over twenty-five years ago. Or it could have been as little as eight years ago. One thing is for sure though. I’ve gotten … Continue reading Sending Out the Wrong Vibes

Maybe Self-Doubt isn’t Bad

As of late, I’ve been coming across hoards of articles about how we should feel about ourselves. Writers are telling me in their blog posts about how to somehow feel marvelous when I’m writing, no matter where I am in my WiP, no matter what obstacles I’m facing. Feel-good web sites are giving me advice … Continue reading Maybe Self-Doubt isn’t Bad