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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#writingcraft: The Comparison Ruse

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

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

Barriers of Good Intentions

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