What if the difference between writing your book or not comes down to believing in yourself or not? The same applies to any dream or goal.
It's a tale as old as time—a mystical fable with a princess, a frog and a not-so-fairy-godmother. A parable that explores Mark Twain's frog eating advice and procrastination.
Consistency is more important for your goals than motivation! Here are 5 ways to overcome the inconsistency.
“So what have you been up to lately?” I made eye contact with my hairdresser in the large mirror as she used a comb to section off my hair. I’m going to do it, I thought. I am going to be brave and tell her I wrote a book. “Well, I wrote a book,” I… Continue reading No One Wants to Hear About Your Book
When the rain finally came, the smoky skies dissipated and I could breathe again. The flash flood brought with it clean air and a return to this new-normal life. For the past week, I’ve been so grateful to resume my daily walks and get back to this already messed up routine of mine. Other things… Continue reading Books and Projects Updates
I am taking a creative writing class through the college where I am an advisor. It's been ages since I've partaken in poetry, it's just never been my style. But, right now, I'm really into it. Perhaps the state of the world is fueling a poetic undertone. I just wrote this, and I am proud.… Continue reading The People of Oz
As with any endeavor sometimes within creative work we find our pursuits have suddenly shifted from a raging fire of motivation down to dying embers at the bottom of an uninspired ashy pit. And though we can see that last flicker of glowing red among smoldering black, we walk away and let the remaining coal… Continue reading How to Fuel Your Creative Fire
I am an author. I am… …an author… In truth I am a writer who has published a handful of magazine, newspaper and website articles. I HAVE authored an entire 220 page novel, which is currently with a professional editor. (YAY!) The term author, however, is typically reserved as a distinguishing mark for one who has published a… Continue reading Actualizing My Status as an Author
As a creative person—a writer or an artist—you have within you a shiny metal toolbox. It's full of knowledge, wisdom and skills you've picked up while developing your craft. In my previous post, I discussed some of the mental and emotional blocks I built for myself over the years. It took, it seemed, forever… Continue reading 3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck
This is part 2 of my short story, Efron Block 9. Click here to read part 1. Part 2 Balastor slammed a tiny metal cup on the gritty counter. “One more,” he grunted at the bartender. The robot’s wheels and gears whizzed and whirled as it rolled over to the tap. “Don’t—you—think—you’ve—had—enough—sir?” It put its… Continue reading Efron Block 9: Part 2