Still Writing. Still Persisting.

I am so glad I finally bought the book The War of Art (Steven Pressfield) today! It has given me some vital clarity. Vital. Clarity. (And I haven’t even reached the “solutions” part of the book, I’m still in the symptoms section!) So for all my fellow writers out there (and for anyone else aiming to […]

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Persevering Past the Not Good

I finally shared a draft of my novel with some other humans last week! I immediately regretted it. Then I decided I didn’t regret it. And then I concluded that this 62,000-word project I’ve been pouring all of myself into for the past 9 months was a bunch of junk. But it was still good I wrote it. […]

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Still Climbing

Just over two years ago, I decided to attempt to write a novel. I had this sudden thought that this thing that had seemed impossible to me before might actually be a learnable feat. I started reading tons of books about writing, plotting, and character development. I began reading more novels, studying the structure of movies, […]

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Lost in a Good Book

Between my life in Seoul and the life I’m about to start in Busan, I find myself in the good ole US of A for three weeks, reconnecting with old friends and enjoying the easy comfort of being home. There have been many pleasant surprises already in the first few days of this trip, including the […]

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Climbing the Mountain

So I’ve been trying to write this novel. And I’ve been hitting wall after wall. Questions keep popping up like: What the heck am I doing? Why in the world am I doing this? Who said I needed to write this anyway? Basically, I feel like I’m climbing a huge mountain by myself with a […]

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I’m going to write a novel. No big deal.

When I first found out I was going to be unemployed for most of October and all of November (not to mention December, when I’ll be home!!), I immediately knew I had to set some kind of goal for myself. There was no way I could let that kind of time go to waste. (Not […]

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