Tag: creative process
Inspired | March 2020
Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in March: permission to keep writing, overcoming creative obstacles, the history of murder ballads, and more.
Inspired | May 2019
Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in May.
May has taught me that I really do need to build a better system for managing my writing projects. It started off well enough—I had finished drafts of both The Black Sun and Violet Lane, vague plans for my next project (very tentatively titled These Modern Things), and I was excited to move forward. And…
Snapshot #127 | 10 Things for 19 May 2019
Things got off to a bit of a slow start, but overall, the last two weeks have been really good. I’ve been: starting | moving | thinking | getting | deciding | accepting | chipping | looking | setting | making
Ok. Yeah. The last ten days of photos… aren’t great. They’re not awful, I don’t actively hate any of them, but… most of them are ok at best. I only genuinely like two of these photos.
It’s the end of March! And, since it’s also the end of the first quarter of 2019, this feels like a particularly significant creative check-in. I’m trying to focus on 90-day goals this year, or at least breaking down my bigger goals into smaller milestones, and… well, the end of March is my first big…
When it comes to creativity, January and December are never great months for me. I spend December—what little isn’t taken up by holiday prep and recovery—in full planning mode, which is good, but it does turn into an excuse not to do the actual work. And January… despite my enthusiasm going in, it always takes…
NaNoWriMo 2018 Diary | Post-Mortem
It’s been a week since NaNoWriMo ended, and I haven’t looked at – haven’t even thought about – my draft since then. That’s a good thing.
The 2018 Reboot | Week 1 Check-In
A quick recap: a little over a week ago, I decided that I needed to get out of the creative and productive rut I’ve fallen into over the past few months. And it would be good if I could prevent myself from going down a similar path in the future. So I’ve set some goals…
The 2018 Reboot
It’s been a long, hot summer, and in the past few months I have fallen out of every good habit I’d managed to establish in the first half of the year.