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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Simple Things

Some people like to skip to the results. To producing things. To being recognized. But the (artistic) achievements truly worth something usually come from a hidden, organic place.

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Ready to Dream Again

An open schedule can paralyze me. Instead of pursuing all the personal projects I wanted to do when I was busy, I just watch TV, take naps, and I don’t even know what else. I lose my sense of direction. I’ve been putting off a lot of things lately: Moving, applying for my new visa, buying a keyboard, […]

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