Self Doubt

“Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity, and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine.” ― Sean Stephenson Sometimes I question whether or not I should continue to pursue a writing career. I have so many stories to tell, but I get distracted so easily. I … Continue reading Self Doubt

About Writer’s Block

  “You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm Writers write. Ask any writer. If they could stop writing, they probably would stop writing. For the rest of us, we write to still the voices in our heads. We write to get our … Continue reading About Writer’s Block

Trust

“We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” ― Walter Anderson This post speaks to the issue of sharing your work with others. I know, I know. You write for the satisfaction of having created something from the sheer fabric … Continue reading Trust

Happiness

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ― Unknown   This week, I know exactly what happiness means. My DH decided it was time for me to have a new desktop computer. I liked my old one, but it threatened to have a stroke … Continue reading Happiness

Learning the Craft

   “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ― St. Francis of Assisi In order to write that novel you always talk about, or dream of writing, you must start. I know you may not have the skills required to write the next great American novel. I … Continue reading Learning the Craft

Making Progress

   “ It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. ” ― Steve Maraboli Almost everything I've ever learned about writing I learned from making mistakes. Most of the time, the mistakes don't hurt anyone but me. Often they come from a failure to plan the … Continue reading Making Progress

Getting Started

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ― Jim Rohn There is a lot to be said for starting a new year. It's a time when many of us choose to set goals for ourselves or even...dare I write it?  Make new year resolutions. Resolutions are one of the most … Continue reading Getting Started

Goal Setting

“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” ― Brian Tracy Happy New Year! Time to make some resolutions, right? Wrong. We generally as a species don't change things even when we plan to change. We are all, on some level, resistant … Continue reading Goal Setting

How old is too old to start?

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ― Samuel Ullman Is it too late to start writing that novel you always dreamed about? I don't think so. In fact I know it's … Continue reading How old is too old to start?

Success

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi I think he knows what he's talking about. I had the will and I found a way, and YES! I succeeded at NANO! Count me in for … Continue reading Success