I often find myself wondering how people achieve balance in their writing time. Of course, "balance" is my eternal struggle, so it makes sense that I'd find a way to work it into this subject! Nearly all of my time writing is devoted to this blog even though there are other projects that have been… Continue reading Writing Success
Less than a month ago I was debating whether Morning Pages were still worth the time and energy anymore. At that writing, I recommitted myself to writing daily and promised to check in with my thoughts. Because I'm getting up to write morning pages, I've started cultivated a writing routine that I felt was impossible… Continue reading Build Writing Momentum with Morning Pages
https://twitter.com/marykarrlit/status/1071582297437151232 Mary Karr, who I think I might be distantly related to (by marriage), wrote that tweet on December 8 and I can't stop thinking about it. And she's right. I'm slowly picking my way through Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, and it's amazing how many writers and thinkers swear by their walks. It shouldn't… Continue reading Writers Walk
Returning to book blogging is hard work! There are so many tiny little tasks that need to be accomplished - updating a neglected Goodreads account, remembering the rhythm of memes, remembering how to even use wordpress, reconnecting with old friends with my tail between my legs, etc. It's a reminder of how much work I put… Continue reading The Pains of Catching Up
We’ve reached the point where every blogger is setting their 2018 goals. Last year I threw mine together in a very slap-dash way, but am happy to say that I’m still pretty happy with the way 2017 turned out. But for 2018, I wanted to be very thoughtful about my aims, so I’ve been thinking… Continue reading 2018 Goals
Happy Saturday! It is muggy here in New Hampshire, but I hope it's lovely in your part of the world. I've been up doing my morning ritual and am ready to share a few of my favorite links from this week. Anne Bogel shared her 9/11 story in such an honest way. She was on… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reads
I always start these posts thinking I'm going to be wise and insightful, but come off sounding whiny. I apologize in advance, but please know that I am using my very serious and very thoughtful voice and not my but life is so unfair! voice. I want to do more. I want to create something fantastic and… Continue reading Writing Priorities
My mind was recently blown. Maybe this has happened to you? I was scrolling through Twitter and taking in my daily allotment of world atrocities, when I came across this tweet: I need to have a word with whoever taught academics to put two spaces after a period. — Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) June 24, 2017… Continue reading One Space or Two?
A co-worker recently asked me how I managed to read so much, which made me laugh out loud. I laughed because 1) I don't read as much as many others or as much as I'd like; and 2) I currently have a room full of yellow jacket carcasses and a basement floor covered in laundry… Continue reading In Which Real Life Gets In The Way
I've been having quite a difficult time with this blog over the last few weeks. I've been in the process of switching to a self-hosted blog, and I did everything wrong on my first go round. That meant that I had to re-do everything and I still don't think it's quite right. And on top… Continue reading What’s the Purpose of Blogging Again?