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
I wasn’t intending to be gone for so long. My original plan was to use the month of February to get a better handle on one or two of my writing projects. I got very little done in the way of writing. The first week of last month I tried to work on a second … Continue reading I’m Back (I think)
It was about six months ago when I started having grave doubts about my abilities as a writer. Before that time, I thought I had a fleeting shot at getting a book published. Yet, in spite of the distress I felt every time I sat at my desk, I continued to write my blog posts … Continue reading #writingcraft: Perceptive Anguish
...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
As much as I love my husband, there are nights when his rocking, rolling, and snoring are just too much for me to put up with. I end up in the back bedroom on a bed that doesn’t have quite as good a mattress. Still, it’s quiet and cozy. Talking to other married women, I’ve … Continue reading Thoughts at Night
As a "want-a-be" writer, I don’t have the luxury of reflecting about the novels I’ve written to get me out of a slump. This is fact and has nothing to do with the emotionally tart shaft I find myself in. True, I probably shouldn’t call myself a "want-a-be" because, after all, I do scribble in … Continue reading I’m Not Inspired
Usually I am totally unaware of my shortcoming. My mom and my mother-in-law will shush me when I get excited about a subject causing my voice raise. My brother will say something like “You know that you know how to do that,” when I get lazy and am actually believing that I can’t do it, … Continue reading Did You Miss Me?