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
That’s not a typo in the title of this post. This term is the ingenious brainchild of my best friend, educator and activist for transgender rights, Talia C. Johnson. (Btw, her blog is brilliant, so follow it!) Yesterday I finished the first draft of my third and final short story for the winter-spring anthology season. … More Are you genre non-binary?
Some writers are able-bodied. Some have disabilities that impair cognitive function. Some can blaze on the keyboard with ease. Others have too much pain to type or even sit up to use their dictation software. If you command that all writers must write every single day, can you see how this might be an ableist thing? Maybe let’s not assume everyone’s life is exactly the same. … More WRITE EVERY DAY! Or not.
Hi, people who like words! I thought I would blog about how—now that I’m a published author—I’m simply teeming with confidence about the writing process as I work on my second book. Except . . . if I wrote anything like that, I’d be what’s known as: LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! Holy schnikies, it’s like … More Writing the first draft, the second time.
This was my original piece, written in 1999. I’d barely written anything and gave up. It was still a story with a writer who hated his day job and who tried to become a fiction author. It was awful, though, with glimpses of potential. Kitty was my late Irish granny’s name, so I was considering … More Fun ‘Cosm Fact: The Krystal Tower