The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (o.g. post)

I don’t know where this post went, but surprise! It’s back. **** I have a moral failing, a vice I indulge in more than I should admit. I am a jealous and envious writer. I see so many people hashtagging their writing sprints (#amwriting, I see you and associate your 7 a.m. tweets with smugness,Continue reading “The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (o.g. post)”

The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (revised post)

Damnation, this blog post disappeared. I hate blogging. I hate technology and unreliable wifi. Damn you, Mercury Retrograde. Here’s my best recreation of what was an excellent damn post. Most of my life, I have been jealous and envious of other people. Don’t look at me like that. You have felt the same way too.Continue reading “The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (revised post)”

#amwriting for Nanowrimo

#amwriting Nanowrimo fills me with dread and anticipation. I don’t write long. (Blame graduate school for killing that part of my soul. Plus, I like to read short novellas so that’s my groove.) I don’t write every day. I don’t do a lot of things I should do. (Like floss. I use that example inContinue reading “#amwriting for Nanowrimo”

Talking versus Doing

We all have some big, audacious goals: Become a New York Times bestseller. Make oodles of money. Become a part of the global canon. Become an author with XYZ line. And it’s great to have goals. But when and with whom should you share those goals? This TEDTalk is contrary to everything you have ever been told.Continue reading “Talking versus Doing”