I haven’t much energy for the blog today. I fear it all drained away during my massive writing session this morning and afternoon. As such, I will simply leave you with this beautiful quote form Ursula K. Le Guin in 1977.
Oh, how the time flies when you’re stuck with family. You blink and suddenly realize you’ve done nothing for two weeks but eat, argue, and return Christmas presents. Not to mention, all that writing flow and inspiration you had so carefully honed, and maintained has now flown off with Santa Claus. That’s why today’s post is […]
9 days until Christmas! Too many cooks spoil the broth. Have you ever been so overwhelmed by all the experts, by all the blogs meant to help us, or by all the workshops with different (and perhaps contradictory) approaches to writing that you sit paralyzed at your keyboard? You’re certain that your WIP has committed […]
14 days to Christmas! Yesterday, I was considering the importance of setting goals. I usually thumb my nose at goal-setters and motivational stuff, but I realized lately that I shouldn’t because I am an obsessive goal-setter, I just never noticed it before. For example: While jogging: I’ll just go two more blocks, and then I’ll […]
A bit more on inspiration today since it’s just been One of Those Days. But, it’s been an Awesome One of those Days. After over a month of outlining and research, I finally started writing last week. I’m pumping out two scenes per day (that’s, like, 2500 words), and it feels great! I’m inspired.
I am pushing through the last chapters of my book. I’m on chapter 19 with 264 pages…I should end up with about 25 chapters. I just have to stay focused. So, I was looking for some inspiration (meaning that I wasn’t actually focusing), and I ended up with a passage from Peter S. Beagle’s The Last […]