Preparing for NaNoWriMo is easier said than done, because it all depends on will power.
Feelings suck sometimes, especially the bad ones. They mess with your head, with your confidence, with your optimism. They can wreck havoc in as little as a few minutes, and if left unattended they will rain disappointment and frustration over your head like a cartoon cloud. They are also good, necessary, even if you hate… Continue reading Emotions: A Writer’s Best Fuel
It certainly has been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been struggling with keeping up on my posts, wanting to share thoughts, and not quite finding the time to do so. After receiving feedback from my beta readers a few months back, I locked myself inside a novel-editing-only mental room and I am barely emerging from… Continue reading The Dreadful Outline
First off I’d like to apologize. In my previous post, the one I ranted about Disneyland Zombies, I promised I would share (within the week) a reference sheet with all the writing tools I kept on hand while working on my manuscript. Well, it’s been way longer than that. The last month has been pure… Continue reading The Hermione Granger’s Beaded Handbag for Writers
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier Success. Such an interesting word. I don’t know about you, but I personally have a love-hate relationship with that word. What is success anyway? At what point in our life can we consider ourselves successful? I’ve come across a… Continue reading The Failure of Success
If I sat down to count how many times I’ve felt overwhelmed, discouraged, or altogether reluctant to continue pursuing a goal, I probably wouldn’t be able to count all of them. You probably wouldn’t either. Not because it never happens. Quite the contrary, it happens way too often to keep count. Sometimes it is our… Continue reading Time To Stick To Your Guns … or Pens