Life, Updates, Writing Process

When things slow down, the critic gets louder.

I've had a very slow writing week. That tends to happen after big surges. That tends to happen after I hit chapter 7, to be completely honest with myself. There's always a point in my writing where the new idea stops being new, the excitement wears off, and now I'm left to grind through the… Continue reading When things slow down, the critic gets louder.

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Can I keep writing through burnout? Should I?

My emotions have been all over the place this past week. This could be attributed to many different things, but I think the main one is burnout. I'm sure I'm not alone when it comes to the stressors of day jobs and creative work on the side. Working all day to come home to creative… Continue reading Can I keep writing through burnout? Should I?

Life, Updates

Busy, busy, busy … But what about creating?

Things happen when life gets busy. Maybe I'm busy with work, or busy with social plans, or maybe even just a major life change happens and it takes a lot of time. Obviously, when that busyness takes over, hobbies and "extra" activities have to be put down for a while. I do not believe this… Continue reading Busy, busy, busy … But what about creating?

Life, Reading

TBR Progress – Quarter 2!

When I started the year, I had 40 books on my TBR shelf to read. Recently, I purged a couple that I knew I wouldn't get to/had no interest in reading any more, which brings the new total to 38. Out of that many I have now read a grand total of 11! 11/38 is… Continue reading TBR Progress – Quarter 2!

Life, Writing Process

Collaboration – Yeah, I should stop and listen…

My current job is all about collaborating. I write up technical pieces with engineers to make sure what they want to say gets across. Of course, collaborating is the furthest thing from easy and I'm not an expert at it. Collaborating creatively is even harder. As you may have guessed by now, creating is very… Continue reading Collaboration – Yeah, I should stop and listen…