From current Russian History to YA fantasy, I had a lot to finish in January before I left for Madrid..
At first glance, it doesn't look like I got much reading done. However, that's nearly 1,000 pages of reading, and it doesn't include some of the titles that I almost completed but didn't quite make it across the finish line. January will probably be a much taller stack. Last of the Amazons, Steven Pressfield I've read a … Continue reading What I read in December.
By working ahead, I hope to create better content for readers and feel less stressed. Here's to hoping I make it happen in 2017.
My favorite trick for getting out of writer's blog is to ask myself a simple question: what am I trying to say? Then I proof for sincerity.
I read once about a guy who wrote his first novel 250 words at a time. Every day, he sat down and wrote 250 words. At the end of a year, he had a novel. "Gee," I thought to myself. "That sounds doable."
If I could describe one of the characteristics of a writer, I would say it's being able to place it. It's like when you're trying to remember something, and you can't quite put your finger on it. But if you're a writer, that's your job. You have to place it. If you've known my family long enough, … Continue reading Placing it