Tag Archives: Perseverence

Keep Writing to Get Better?

If you just keep writing, will you get better? This is the topic of a recent post by Jane Friedman (https://janefriedman.com/practice/), drawing from the informative book, Peak, by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. The reality is that you need the … Continue reading

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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION STREET: A STORY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!

Occasionally, I’m inspired enough by a book to feel compelled to share it. I don’t often read non-fiction, but when I do and am drawn in as I was with this one, I wonder why I don’t stray from fiction … Continue reading

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Literary Potholes in the Road

It has been nearly two months since my search for an agent or publisher began for Gram & Me. I have received 22 rejections, most of which were in response to a query letter only, or a query letter plus … Continue reading

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PERSONAL DISCIPLINE: AS IMPORTANT AS TIME

For months I have been looking forward to my retirement date. For me, retirement equated to inheriting a lot of time that I didn’t own before. That time belonged to my employer. I still work part time, but the schedule … Continue reading

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PRODUCTIVITY HAS MANY MOTIVATIONS

I’m sitting here at 5am knowing it’s my only time to write and knowing with equal certainty that creative writing is not going to happen this morning. Sometimes these early morning attempts work and sometimes nary a word spills out … Continue reading

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INERTIA – WRITER’S FRIEND OR FOE?

Travel back to high school physics. Can you recall the definition of inertia? A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. You … Continue reading

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