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
It was back in 2013 when I decided to try to write a novel for the first time. Even then, I knew my skills were patchy, still are for that matter. Nevertheless, I wrote just under 60,000 words for my first draft that year. What got me through it? At the time, I didn’t know … Continue reading #writingcraft: The Comparison Ruse
Approximately a year ago I began feverishly reading blog posts, articles, and books about writing. I had been reading them before but not with the conviction that I procured last spring. During that summer I felt I was gaining knowledge about the craft and how to work better through the writing process. I was reading … Continue reading #writerslife: Reuniting with Creativity
The Daily Post sponsors the #weekendcoffeeshare. Twitter is also using this hashtag. 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, I hope you will join in. Last month I wrote this post as a dialogue between you, … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: What Constitutes Friendship?
I read a fair number of blogs that are centered around writing. It was not until earlier this year that I started seeing posts about genres in particular. True, some writers would mention the genres they were interested in but did not sway away, making me consider and ponder on how much they really knew … Continue reading #writingcraft: The Discounted Genre
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. In the past, I have written this post dialogue style as if … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: Being a Writer is More?
I can remember when I used to wish that advertisers would stop sending mail. You know, those things with envelopes. I’d walk to the mail station down the street to retrieve the bills I needed to pay along with, hopefully, a real letter from someone I care about. Lo and behold, my little compartment would … Continue reading Alleviating Email Issues
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
On August 29th, Today’s Author posted a piece asking what are the online resources their readers use in their writing. This is one of the most glorious aspects of the technical age, in my opinion. Money and time are cost to the bone for a writer because of the availability of resources now. We have … Continue reading The Online Amenities
A few days ago I woke up with a multitude of health problems. Some were easy fixes. I opened the new bottle of Ibuprofen and swallowed two with water. That took care of the headache and the chronic leg pain for a while so that I could come up with some sort of plan to … Continue reading Stomping On Hate
The last few weeks I've been fumbling and thrashing with pretty much my entire life. In short, I've been flat-out dissatisfied with how most things are progressing, if they’re moving forward at all. I would think that the warmer months would have put me in high gear, making leaps and bounds in whatever I’d pursue. … Continue reading Barriers of Good Intentions