Posts Tagged: writing process

“I don’t want to tell you all about me. I want to tell you all about you.”

If you learn to organize your desires and demands and shoot them into something that is more than just about being you, you start to communicate. … I will steal directly from life [but] I don’t want to tell you

“I don’t want to tell you all about me. I want to tell you all about you.”

If you learn to organize your desires and demands and shoot them into something that is more than just about being you, you start to communicate. … I will steal directly from life [but] I don’t want to tell you

“And how’s the work going?”

Just don’t ask, please don’t ask. I’m tired of whining about it. It’s awful. It sucks. I’m an impostor. A failure. And I know you’re tired to hearing about it, as tired as I am of talking about it. I

“And how’s the work going?”

Just don’t ask, please don’t ask. I’m tired of whining about it. It’s awful. It sucks. I’m an impostor. A failure. And I know you’re tired to hearing about it, as tired as I am of talking about it. I

Actually, sometimes you’ve just got to whine…

The (awful) stage of my work at the moment (will never finish) is really driving home (why am I bothering) that time (useless, pointless, garbage, crap) does not (and yet here I am) heal all wounds (and this sure as

Actually, sometimes you’ve just got to whine…

The (awful) stage of my work at the moment (will never finish) is really driving home (why am I bothering) that time (useless, pointless, garbage, crap) does not (and yet here I am) heal all wounds (and this sure as

Friends don’t let writers whine; they make them write…

Tough love, baby, right? Sometimes, we all need tough love. A sampling of mine:   Unadvice: When you’re in that place where you have the time and space to write–you planned to write–but the words aren’t coming because… trauma-drama-self-pity-tired–making yourself

Friends don’t let writers whine; they make them write…

Tough love, baby, right? Sometimes, we all need tough love. A sampling of mine:   Unadvice: When you’re in that place where you have the time and space to write–you planned to write–but the words aren’t coming because… trauma-drama-self-pity-tired–making yourself

since you asked…

Today, I think, maybe, I can save some of it… I think I felt this way with the other ones? It’s sort of like childbirth. You forget totally how it feels in the middle, otherwise you’d never, ever do it

since you asked…

Today, I think, maybe, I can save some of it… I think I felt this way with the other ones? It’s sort of like childbirth. You forget totally how it feels in the middle, otherwise you’d never, ever do it

Maybe just don’t ask?

You: So. How are things going? I’m supposed to be negotiating the contract for Book # 2 (Consequences). I’m supposed to be doing stuff to help sell Book # 1 (that would be that Tell Me book). And all I

Maybe just don’t ask?

You: So. How are things going? I’m supposed to be negotiating the contract for Book # 2 (Consequences). I’m supposed to be doing stuff to help sell Book # 1 (that would be that Tell Me book). And all I

That stage called despair…

I’m on a new project, and…   … it’s making me sick with anxiety, crazy. In one week, I am flow, I pour out 12,000 words effortlessly. The next week—I know—I don’t just think, I know—they are all crap. Unreadable.

That stage called despair…

I’m on a new project, and…   … it’s making me sick with anxiety, crazy. In one week, I am flow, I pour out 12,000 words effortlessly. The next week—I know—I don’t just think, I know—they are all crap. Unreadable.

Resource: The Art of Slow Writing by Louise DeSalvo

I stumbled across this book last week at one of those psychologically optimal moments, you know? I think I needed someone to tell me to slow down a little. It’s a well-put together, well-researched, not-too-didactic piece that discusses various writers’

Resource: The Art of Slow Writing by Louise DeSalvo

I stumbled across this book last week at one of those psychologically optimal moments, you know? I think I needed someone to tell me to slow down a little. It’s a well-put together, well-researched, not-too-didactic piece that discusses various writers’