Category Archives: Random thoughts

Creative pause

I’ve been writing for a while now, and I’m still waiting for it to feel like an organic part of my life. I’ve tried the “make it part of your routine” and the “do it when inspiration strikes” approach. And all I’ve … Continue reading

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Scratch that. Rewrite it.

The first draft—the bane of every writer’s existence. It’s the most difficult to complete; it’s the worst in every way; and if you DO finally finish it, you have to go back and basically rewrite the whole thing anyway. The … Continue reading

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Dusting off

Sometimes, we all need a break. From side projects, from other people’s demands, from our own expectations of ourselves. There are infinite things, really, that may inundate us to the point of collapse if we don’t occasionally shut the door … Continue reading

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The NaNoWriMo experience

It’s the last day of NaNoWriMo today—or National Novel Writing Month, for those unfamiliar with the abbreviation. In my post about writer’s block, which I know was SO LONG AGO in Internet time, I announced my intention to participate despite … Continue reading

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Understanding enjoyment

I think we can all agree that people like what they like. We’ll give a lot of leeway to movies or music or books that are in a category or by a specific person that we already know we enjoy. For … Continue reading

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Introducing OWL reviews

So in my first post of the year, I talked about possibly starting a book review vlog. I’m happy to announce that it wasn’t just idle talk. I’ve been working on the videos in my spare time, and I just … Continue reading

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Escaping escapism

Lately, I’ve been thinking on and off about how my reading and writing preferences have evolved over time. I will happily admit that I like reading—and writing—because I enjoy escaping reality. Even if the book I choose to read is … Continue reading

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2015: The year of getting things done

Well, 2015 has started out rather hectic for me, which accounts for why I haven’t been able to update ye olde blog until just now. It’s amazing how quickly things can fall by the wayside when changes are afoot. Although … Continue reading

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Feedback connoisseur

I’ve written before, across a few different posts, about the challenge of giving and receiving feedback/critiques, but because of my recent involvement in two local writing groups, the topic has been on my mind again. I think a lot of … Continue reading

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Making writing social

Hello, Internet! I am not dead; I’m sure you’re all relieved. Life has just been hectic, and also I’m a writer so I’m really good at procrastinating. Even though I’ve been quiet on my blog (and Twitter, and Facebook—I’m really bad … Continue reading

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