How to be Creative When You Don’t Feel Like It

I feel like garbage as I write this. Hot garbage. I woke up with a headache. I have three giant pimples on my chin that won’t go away.  I have inventory at work this week, where my coworkers and I come into work at 6 a.m. to count a warehouse full of supplies, and then…

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Can I Do This?

Novel Word Count: 16,242 Can I do this? Can I make a living off writing? I made the mistake of Googling “Should I be a writer?”; I knew it was a bad idea. I found all sorts of discouraging information. In one mean spirited article the writer essentially said: writing is hard, you probably suck at…

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Weekly Favorites

Novel Word Count: 14,839 My Kindle Paperwhite came in the mail a couple of days ago. I got one because I’ve been reading¬† a lot and reading on my phone isn’t a great experience. I’ve been reading physical books as well, but I don’t really have room for many of them. Since I’m going to…

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Building an Audience for a Book that isn’t Written

Novel Word Count: 13,164 There’s a scenario I can’t stop playing out in my mind. I pour everything into finishing this book – and release it into nothingness. No or next to no sales; no one cares. I don’t know how to market a book that isn’t written yet. Sure, I can get active on…

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My Writing Process – May 2018

Novel Word Count: 11,108 I’m always interested in other people’s writing routines/processes. It’s like I’m hoping that someone will have figured out some secret to make writing easier. Also, knowing how other people get their writing done makes me feel better about my own process.  Here’s what it looks like most days: I wake up…

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My First Novel: Week 1 – Resistance

When I started last week I committed to writing 1,000 words per day.  I don’t have a perfect record so far but I’ve been making progress. I’ve missed a couple of days and come up short on word count on others due to working more than I usually do. After a week and a half…

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Introduction

I made the decision to become a writer two weeks ago. My twenties have been an immense struggle to discover what I should be doing with my life – what I was put here for.¬† My problem is, I find some level of fulfillment in many different places, from accounting to interior design. The only…

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