First, ask yourself: What the heck does enough even mean? In my opinion, a dangerous game to play is the comparison game. Before anything else, I recommend the following self-check: Am I forcing myself to fit someone else’s writing routine? Am I putting unrealistic expectations on myself? Am I being influenced by “bullies” who tell me … More What To Do When You’re Not Writing Enough
Okay, I have been converted. As one who once staunchly objected to NaNoWriMo, I get it now. It’s a really good motivator. At least for me. I was in such a rut last year with personal stuff and couldn’t get out of my own head. All I could manage were short stories. The sequel to … More It Began and Ended with a NaNoWriMo
Um, okay, this is a bit different for me. Maybe for you it’s perfectly fine, but I’m a bit surprised at myself. I am currently writing the first draft (or trying to anyway while LIFE keeps smacking me in the face) of the second book in the ’Cosm Series. There are several new characters, but I’m … More I’m Writing like Lady and The Tramp Eat Spaghetti
I normally don’t like to toot my own horn, but I can totally own up to one of my talents—I can write really badly. WHOOT, HOORAY, GO ME! I’ve totally got bragging rights on this one. Why in all that is iced with frosting would I feel proud that I cannot write positively goodly? Well, quite … More Mastering the Art of Writing Badly
Writing a novel is no sprint run, that’s for sure. It requires endurance, patience, something to punch at times, and an obscene amount of dessert. Yet, hitting any milestone along the way gives you that wonderful feeling of accomplishment, and the desire to faceplant into your pillow and sleep for a week. … More The First Draft Dance of Joy!