I love creating. I was born to create; I was put on this earth for that purpose (among others). I love hanging around others who are creative, letting the overflow of creative juices seep into my mind just by osmosis. This business of creating fills most of my waking thoughts, in some form or another.
Two thousand ten was a great year. Including the completion of my first novel and winning National Novel Writing Month on a second book (oh yeah, and having a baby), I achieved many things in the realm of developing myself and my craft as a writer. But I’m hoping to make 2011 much bigger and[…]
A few weeks back, I talked about experiencing a surge of motivation caused by the pressure of writing fifty thousand words in thirty days, aka NaNoWriMo. Today I want to share with you the flip side of that intense commitment – the mid-month slump. Inspiration versus Hard Work In the beginning, I was writing in[…]
There comes a time in your life when you reach a crossroads. You have a task/painting/manuscript/project in front of you. You know that it is within your power to push forward and accomplish it… and yet… I’ve found myself in this place so many times I get frustrated every time I think about it. While[…]