Failing I haven't done a proper writing update much at all this year, as I'm sure both my loyal readers have noticed. To put a fine point on it, the reason is this: 2019 fucking sucked as a writing year for me. And early, that started to feel like failure. Probably back in, say, February, … Continue reading Failing, Losing, Faking It, Self-Rejection, Earning Out, and other “Fun” Things About 2019
I am not having a good writing month. You can usually tell that's happening when you see my "Writing Wednesday" posts vanish, because I can't bring myself to hold myself publicly accountable when I've had negative word-counts and I'm behind schedule and it's just depressing, not motivating. If something is anti-motivating? I don't do it. … Continue reading Validation
So. June. Two things happened in June. Thing the first? Renovations. Casa Smith needed an upgrade, and unfortunately it needed a major one. Hence why no visit to New Orleans this year for my fave literary festival. The roof needed to be replaced. So did some windows. So did the siding. Oh, and the parging. … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Let’s Just Pretend June Didn’t Happen, Okay?
This last week I ground to a halt. Normally, I use Writing Wednesdays to hold myself publicly accountable for how far I'm getting on projects, and to keep my pace reasonably on-track. This was fantastic for the novel and worked brilliantly. I sent it in to the editor, and leaned back in my chair and … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Blocks