This month is not about producing something publishable. It's about teaching yourself to just keep writing, to ignore the inner editor, and to let yourself just spill words onto the page.
Fellow creatives, Stan Lee left big shoes to fill. We have some work to do.
"Do your words" may be the most important words ever for writers.
Oh, yes. I’m going for it. What about you?
A bit of writing process and a brand-new NOTTE snippet.
Hey. Creative soul, I'm talking to you.
This is your sign not to give up.
The tower was filled with breaking. Breaking wills, breaking minds, breaking cries. At every turn, every landing, even every stairwell, Saqalu draped and twisted, wings out, faces stretched, and if they were aware of me at all, they told me to run.
Flames dance thanks to exothermic reactions, a process that releases energy to its surroundings in the form of heat and light. So did she.
She sort of… skipped, boots barely touching the treacherous ground, keeping on her feet even as I slipped and staggered and relied solely on her grip to keep me on mine.
Just a short, dark excerpt from my current WIP, Beloved Notte. Enjoy!
Yet another snippet from Notte! Unedited, messy, etc. Enjoy! Horse's instructions seemed simple: I was to find the city of Mercy; to locate the inn called Pearl's Bottom; to rent…
Not this time, life. You don't get to win this round.
A new and improved experience all-around!
Here's a lie I'll bet you've been told: "You have to figure out what you want to do before it's too late."
Fellow writer, this will not feel good to read, but it is VERY IMPORTANT.
Two of my favorite go-to videos when I'm feeling down about writing. Take a few minutes and watch. Your heart will thank you.
For those of us who need to write, there's good news: you can still be a writer even if you can't write every day.
Bad Crap is happening. No matter where any of us fall on the political spectrum, we can see that. It's frightening. It hijacks imagination and energy, leaving only fear. So what's a creator to do?
Fellow writer, this is an important fact: It's okay if someone doesn't like your book.
I talk a lot about not giving up. I rarely touch on the cost.
Bad news: you will never FIND time to write. Good news: there is still hope for you, struggling writer.