The one thing that every author warns about trying to get published is that you shouldn't be in it for the money. Why? Because there is no guarantee that your book will sell well. Whether it's because of trends, audience, genre, etc, there are so many things that come into play for how well your… Continue reading My Critical Self’s Worst Nightmare
We've already made it through Q1 of 2021! Woo! Let's check in on how I'm doing on reading the 40 books that were sitting on my TBR shelf and see if I added any to it (spoiler: yes I have). What I've Read: I changed my challenge to 50 after realizing I was DEVOURING books… Continue reading Progress on My TBR Reading
Oh boy, does Caroline Donahue ask big questions in her classes. After going through the process of getting to know my creative self and my critical self, I am now looking at how my writing routine fits both of those. And quite honestly...I don't know. I thought that "routine" worked best because then I just… Continue reading Does My Writing Routine Work for Me?
We've all heard of SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound). If you've spent any time in an office-setting or had self-assessments, you've had it drilled into your head that this is the best way to create a good, reliable goal. But, what happens when you're told that in order to be creative you have to throw some… Continue reading Creative Goals Aren’t Like Other Goals
I'm taking a course by Caroline Donahue called "Write Free." The first week was about the creative self and this past week was all about getting to know our internal critic. Yup, that's right. The little voice that tells you you're doing it all wrong. We're meant to characterize this voice, give it a face… Continue reading The Internal Critic