Inspired | May 2020

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in May: making meaningful change, photographs of confinement, the importance of the Doctor, the failure of productivity, and more.

Inspired | January 2020

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in January.

2020 in Preview

The year—the decade—isn’t even two weeks old and it’s already testing my optimism. I keep sitting down to write this post, and I just stare at the blinking cursor, trying to figure out what to say about my goals for the new year, trying to figure out how to say that I’m still hopeful. That despite everything, my goals for this year are more ambitious than they have been for the last few.

Project366: #261-270

Less than one hundred days left to go in this particular project, and I’m starting to wonder what comes next.

Inspired | September 2019

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in September.

Sketchbook #40

In a lot of ways, February is when my real work starts—even in a good year, it takes me a few weeks to find my routines and start moving forward again with my writing, or photography, or… whatever.

This year, February has been a very good month.

Inspired | October 2018

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in October.

Inspired | June 2018

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in June.

Inspired | April 2018

Every month, I put together a list of everything that caught my attention. Here’s April.

Sketchbook #21

This has been a strange month. (Another one.) Not bad, just… strange. In a number of ways.

I’m currently planning the second draft of the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year, and I’m in the earliest stages of planning a different novel. I’d worried that it would be confusing, trying to work on two different stories, but it’s not; they complement one another, but they don’t get tangled up together.

It does mean that I’m working on two different stories, but not actually writing either of them right now. I’m not putting words on the page. And the writing routine I built over the last five months doesn’t quite work when I’m outlining, or researching, or trying to make sense of the notes I made last November. I’ve been trying to do some free writing, but… meh. I don’t quite have the hang of that – I always reach a point where it feels like I’m just typing, rather than writing.

So, keeping myself on track – and feeling like I’m actually being productive – has been a bit of a struggle.