I worked at home for a month. An entire month. I had a plan: wake up, attend to a few chores, make tea, report to my home office, turn on the computer, spend the mornings on work-related tasks and during the afternoons, write a novel. Easy enough, right? For years, I thought my day job… Continue reading What’s the Excuse?
It's no secret that I have trouble committing to anything I'm not getting paid to do. I also procrastinate. For instance, I was supposed to write this post on Sunday evening. I can't imagine that I was doing anything that would have warranted my not writing the post then. I had the task written on… Continue reading Writers Write: Five Hundred is the Goal
I’m a one-off sort of person. Every now and then I may say or do something inspired, maybe even profound. I have commanded attention with my brilliance, but before I can really revel in the moment, before i can pat myself on the back, I am equally known to follow up my greatness with blatant… Continue reading The Art of Finishing: Maintaining Voice
I have no idea if anyone noticed, but I added a countdown clock to my page. I am going to finish the first draft of my first novel by the end of 2018. I've decided. More than once. And I've said so on this page several times. But as I sit on my couch staring… Continue reading Countdown to Excellence
My uncle just sent me a text that said "Write the Vision." I've been told that by different people more than three times in the past two weeks. I have several apps that are supposed to help me do just that: goal apps, to-do apps, habit trackers. You name it, I have it. There's gotta… Continue reading Write the Vision
If I judged by my Twitter feed alone, I would think the entire world was trying/working/hoping to rise above their station, to do their dream work, to create. I know that’s not the truth. In my real life, I am surrounded by content people, the sort of folk who only seem to wish the world… Continue reading Wrestling With Discontentment
In December of 2018, if all goes as planned, I will have earned my MFA in Creative Writing. I’m excited about it. I’ll have finished something I didn’t know I wanted until God lead me to it. It’s hard work, but I know it’s worth the effort. The truth is, I’ve never felt this tired… Continue reading The Weight of Glory
Challenge yourself to work a little bit every day.
Yes, I'm back! These are my 2018 writing goals.
I’m taking my MFA program seriously, I promise. I really do want to be a writer, which seems to mean that I want to read On Writing and Bird by Bird over and over again. Or it means that I want to watch Stuck in Love ten thousand times. I’m not sure if I actually… Continue reading Who Fails at Plot?!!!