In my previous posts about goals, I addressed digging into your dreams and making them a reality. I want to tackle the third part of that discussion, which is the emotions that hold us back from making dreams real. In my last post I discussed overcoming failure, and talked about how making big goals is…… Continue reading Goals and Their Enemy: Writer’s Block
Writing is like water to me. It’s something I need to survive. I have to have it in my life. It’s what I’m meant to do. It doesn’t mean it’s not hard. I’m still focusing on my 100 Day Project, but I’m behind. Quite a bit behind. This week wasn’t the best week for writing.…… Continue reading Writing is Like Water
I’m on Day 5 of my writing retreat, and I’m sad that my week off has come to an end. Never has a Friday made me so sad! But, it’s a good time to focus on the future. Whether you want to write as a hobby or a career, it’s good to have goals. It…… Continue reading Goals: How They Can Help Your Writing
It’s Day 3 of my writing retreat and I’m at a cafe eating some breakfast and reading some motivational writing material while I wait. I could get used to this life, writing as a career. Yes, it’s work. It’s hard work. But it’s work I love. I was talking to my mother on the phone…… Continue reading You Don’t Need to Be Born a Writer
A couple of weekends ago was the Write on the Sound writer’s conference in the scenic Edmonds, WA. I’m always amazed how far people will travel for this little conference. It’s very affordable in a quaint and scenic location. My first year was last year, and I’m committed to going every year. It’s that good.…… Continue reading When Can I Call Myself a Writer?
It’s that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month. This will be my second year, and I’ve already ordered my “winner” shirt, so now I don’t have a choice but to participate and finish with 50,000 words. I planned to write the second novel in my series. As I’ve been talking about in my…… Continue reading The Impending Doom of NaNoWriMo
I was making steady and sure progress towards finishing my novel. Then, I stopped writing. For something like a week. Not a long time, mind you, but long when you’ve only got five more weeks to finish writing a novel. I developed the habit that every morning I would write for 10 minutes. About anything,…… Continue reading Getting Unstuck in Writing