Writer’s Block

Before I get any comments “writer’s block is not real,” yes it is. It is real the same way that being demotivated and struggling with any job is real. I know it’s often used as an excuse just not to write, but it is still real. Now that, that is out of the way. I […]

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Writing Woes: The Trouble with Editing

I have written about my struggles with completing writing projects before. I always am attempting about five at any given time (sometimes more) and never see any of them through. It’s part of the reason why I have so few works out there despite the fact that I have a lot of pieces that are […]

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Getting Back Into the Flow of Writing

I’ve written before about my various struggles with writing. Obsessing over word count, coming back to writing after extended breaks, my inability to finish things, using drinking as my writing crutch. All of these are things I struggle with and still weigh on me even now. I’ve had a bad few years, I don’t want […]

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Focus

I’ve gotten too used to multitasking. While I am playing a game I am always spending time during loading screens doing something else. While I am watching something I am either playing, reading, or writing. While I am doing this, I am always doing that. I have gotten used to my reality being always doing […]

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Fear of the First Draft

I have talked about writing woes many times before. I have various roadblocks and difficulties, but this one is something that happens often. My fear, dread, and hatred for my first drafts. The problem with this particular roadblock is that it doesn’t stop me from writing. I will still write and get a decent number […]

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Feeling Like I’ve Lost My Space

For me having the right space to write in is very important. I need to feel like I can disconnect from everything else and really lose myself in the process. Lately, for longer than I can really tolerate, I feel like I’ve completely lost my space. It’s rare that I am totally on my own […]

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One Project

So there are a lot of things wrong with me as a writer. I use drinking as too much of a crutch when it comes to writing. I get lazy and inconsistent about how much I write. I beat myself up and end up just not bothering because I’ve already convinced myself I can’t. One […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

I think I can’t write so I can’t write. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy, so many of them are. The more you tell yourself a certain outcome is going to happen, the more you drive it that way. I tell myself over and over that I can’t write. I delete drafts because they suck, and I […]

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Obsessing Over Word Count

What constitutes a full day of work in the creative world works differently than a large number of other jobs. When I worked in an office a good day was based on how much paperwork I got done. When I worked in retail a full day was really just showing up and being there for […]

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The Highs and Lows of a Great Idea

So my sister finished reading this draft of my novel and we got to talking. She had some solid suggestions, but our conversation snowballed. As a direct result, I had decided to change a large number of things. On the one hand this is great. It has me really excited to push forward with this […]

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