I finished my newest manuscript back in May, and I didn't read it again at all. Until now.
The only way to accomplish a dream is to work for it. And you can't work for it if the only effort you put in is coming up with excuses as to why you can't pursue it.
Last year, I watched a lecture series on YouTube by Brandon Sanderson, of Mistborn and Stormlight Archives fame. It was really brilliant, and I highly recommend it. There were hundreds of little nuggets o' wisdom in there. But I always come back to one thing he said. A student asked if he'd ever faced any … Continue reading Is this for me?
Imposter Syndrome is a real thing. When it takes hold of you, it attempts to convince you that you don’t know what you’re doing, that you’re not really a writer, that everyone else is much more talented than you, that you have no business pretending you’re a writer, that you should just give up. But … Continue reading You are a writer.
I’ve read a lot of books this year that I’d been anticipating for a long while. Books that were either released this year, or I’d heard about over and over again through the years. And, I’ll tell you what, for the most part, I’ve been disappointed. My expectations haven’t been met. These books that I … Continue reading No Accounting for Taste
As I spend my days working on the plot of my book, and writing chapter outlines in time for a rewrite for NaNoWriMo, this quote keeps running through my mind. Whenever I think of my story, and my characters, and the world I’ve created, it makes me happy. I’m proud of the work I’ve done … Continue reading ‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ – Theodore Roosevelt