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, 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…

Life, Writing Process

Good writing and time. Why being bad at something gives more room for improvement?

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”—Ernest Hemingway I'm not the biggest fan of Hemingway, the writer or the person, but I do think he has a point. Writing, as a skill, takes a lot of time to develop. And, once you've… Continue reading Good writing and time. Why being bad at something gives more room for improvement?

Writing Process

Revision Update – Progress!

I have made progress! It feels so so good to actually have a point in writing where you can see the change happening in the piece. So much of writing is done in your head through brainstorming, trying things till they work, or even just redlining and redoing. But, when you find that golden moment… Continue reading Revision Update – Progress!