I'm working on something new! This is something that I would call a chronic issue with me. I like the "shiny new ideas" sometimes more than my current projects. However, since I am deep into revisions, I feel like it's a safe time to actually start drafting something new for my sanity. My creative self… Continue reading New Ideas and Formulating Plots
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?
“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?
When somebody asks what kind of genre my book is, I know how to answer. But when they ask what kind of genre I like to write, I hesitate. I don't want to lock myself in to one only to find myself writing something else for my next piece. I'm like a hermit crab that… Continue reading Do I have a genre?
I while ago, I heard somebody talk about how they utilize other writers as "mentors" by reading their works. I like this concept. Finding a writer whose style I like and picking their work apart to find out why I like it. Moreover, when I find a writer who writes for the same reason I… Continue reading Finding Writing Mentors While Reading