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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Novel Writing: 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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Novel Writing: 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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Novel Writing: 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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