How Your Personal Hygiene Can Help You Finish Writing Your Book

So you’re a writer. Or you try to be, anyway. With kids and doctor appointments and work and school and your spouse’s psychological mommy-issues, you’re lucky if you can manage to write one paragraph in any given day. But suppose one day the heavens opened up, the school’s not calling you to pick your kidsContinue reading “How Your Personal Hygiene Can Help You Finish Writing Your Book”

Writers Have Been Believing This Lie for Decades…

Editing. It’s often seen as the summit of the mountain after a long, tumultuous climb, complete with hand-cramps and carpal tunnel. I have a different picture in my head. Writing, as hard as it is, is more like the packing and driving toward the first day of your climb. Writing is gathering all of your equipment,Continue reading “Writers Have Been Believing This Lie for Decades…”

Naivety = Awesomeness (How do you pronounce “Naivety” anyway?)

The great Steve Martin, in his book, Born Standing Up, defines naivete: “That fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.” With that logic, every person who’s ever done anything great is undeniably, unequivocally naive. If we were all aware of how hard something was goingContinue reading “Naivety = Awesomeness (How do you pronounce “Naivety” anyway?)”

Ever Thought About Quitting This Way?

Pardon my absence lately. I’ve been super sick for almost a week and until today, just the thought of opening my laptop made me even more nauseous. So I’ve been doing lots of Olympic-watching, sleeping, The Walking Dead, sleeping, a Lethal Weapon marathon, sleeping, and I just started Breaking Bad (I’m one episode in and it’s kind of weird, butContinue reading “Ever Thought About Quitting This Way?”

A Little About “The Underneath”

Endever Studios just released the third installment of the serial novel, “The Underneath.” Take a moment to meet the characters who suddenly find themselves in an increasingly changing world. All over the globe there is a disturbing siren that blasts through the air. It lasts for half an hour and ends with an earth-jolting shake,Continue reading “A Little About “The Underneath””

Addressing My Own Stubbornness

Great conversation and comments on yesterday’s post! Thank you for all who contributed. I’ve read through most of your reasons for being stubborn by not walking away from the written word and indulging fully in the technology age, and I’ve got to say, many of you are much deeper and intellectually-minded than I am. IContinue reading “Addressing My Own Stubbornness”