Posts Tagged "writing"
How often does that occur in real life? Try patting your head and rubbing your stomach or walking out the door at exactly the same moment your mother is entering.
No matter how hard you try, the movements are never precisely coordinated. In reality, an event happens first and a reaction follows.
Here are three words that denote simultaneity in writing. When. While. As.Read More
Some days, success feels unreachable.
Like the tunnel’s so long, forget the light that’s supposed to be waiting, there isn’t even another side.
I can sit and ponder that dark tunnel that leads to my future, debate why some people realize their dreams while others aren’t even close, or I can do something about reaching my own goals. Something active.
Planning, wondering, discussing, reading–none of those things will take me where I want to go.
So, what’s the one thing that will?
Sitting down every day in front of my laptop with a vision. Even when that vision blurs or grows murky. Things don’t happen without momentum. My job? To get the proverbial ball rolling–even if I have to roll that boulder uphill.
Today, I encourage you to step forward and do something that pushes you closer to your goal.
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Producing a good novel can be agonizing. One day the words soar, in your work and in your heart. The next day, those same words come crashing back to earth and turn on you with a ferocity that makes you want to run and hide and never open your laptop again.
But not writing?
Makes me feel empty.
Not writing leaves a hollowness deep inside me where I live and breathe. Not writing produces a restlessness that I can’t run away from. I think that’s true for any artist. You’re driven to your talent and frustrated by it at the same time.
Once you’ve conquered the beast, written the novel, edited the novel, and feel halfway decent about the novel, you step into a new world—trying to sell the novel. Can I just say one word? Excruciating. And I’ve barely begun. Does anyone know where I can buy some thicker skin? Maybe layers of it? In bulk?Read More