It’s an epidemic, I tell you. I’ve been seeing something a lot lately, especially on Twitter: “I’m thinking of quitting NaNoWriMo.” “Discouraged and stressed. Is this even worth it?” “I forgot what a writing high feels like.” “I’m never going to succeed at this.” “I’m thinking of giving up writing completely.” It’s a familiar feeling … Continue reading When You Want to Give Up
You know what I mean when I say this. Artists or creators tend to have themes, ideas, or aesthetics that they return to in every one of their works. This could be anything from an eight-bar phrase that appears in a number of songs to an illustrator just really liking aliens and incorporating them into … Continue reading Writing Thumbprints
I just have a small piece of business today—the backlog of blog posts that I had were eaten in what I’m affectionately referring to as “DesktopGate.” I have plenty of time coming up to work on more so that you can have a proper update, but for now you get the “boring but important” kind … Continue reading Small Update
First things first: I’m sorry about dropping off the face of the website last week. It was one technological nightmare after another. I was all set to do #PitMad on Twitter last Thursday and just needed to print things out for the Michigan Writing Workshop on Saturday. I figured I would turn on the desktop … Continue reading Five Things I (Re)Learned about Writing Life Last Week
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