Over the past two days, I’ve written 8,000 words on my novel-in-progress. Before you think “Oh wow! That’s great!” you should know that those 8,000 words weren’t easy for me to write. In fact, that chunk of words is more than I’ve managed to put out in the past two years combined. The question of “Why?” […]
Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “without music, life would be a mistake.” I believe there’s a lot of truth in that. Music has done its part in getting me through plenty in life so far. But as important as music may be to my life, it’s just as important to my writing. Every character I’ve […]
I’ve been reading WRITERS GONE WILD by Bill Peschel. In it is the following brief section on rejections. Rejections are tough, but never have I had to deal with anything close to these. I’m thankful for that.
A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to be able to get myself a new desk. My writing space is feeling much more welcoming now. All that’s left to find is the right chair.
I like to believe that we all experience anxiety at least once in our lifetimes. I also believe that those who don’t experience it very often are truly the lucky ones. A large number of people – at least three million, according to Mayo Clinic – experience anxiety every year. That, to me, isn’t surprising, […]
When I was a sophomore in high school, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder (depression as well, but for the purposes of this post, I’m focusing on the anxiety). I was 15 and had no idea what anxiety was, but I knew something was wrong. How did I know this? I couldn’t sleep and […]
From The Oatmeal.
Late last spring, I decided to start keeping a physical journal again. I’ve always been big on writing my feelings down and keeping track of daily life in this way, but over the past few years, it happened less and less. When I did remember to write things down, I wasn’t really writing them down, […]
If I had endless funding, I’d have this built. Though, I think my Classics Library would be a bit larger. And come on. How cute is the Thesaurus?!
From my Facebook news feed: Keep writing. It’s worth it.