Sometimes good thoughts keep coming to my head. I sit down at my computer and . . . the words just don’t come. I want to write an entire book at that one sitting, but . . . on the other hand, I don’t wanna.
Category Archives: Writer’s Life
I get ideas then I try to give them a test drive. I see how much I can write about it.
There are so many weird hangups in a writer’s life. Am I wrong? For instance, I keep stalling on my poetry project because I keep writing poetry. And, since I’m self-publishing, who’s to say when I should cut myself off?! Even weirder, my latest writing dilemma has to do with turtles.
Enjoyable. We want what we write to be enjoyable, so what, exactly, does that mean?
It’s a real blow to me that I lost a slip of paper. I’d charted out my blog week and wrote three themes for poetry. And, isn’t it easy to just sink into a loss sometimes? It’s a piece of paper. It’s probably sitting at church in the Bible study room where I wrote it. But it’s given me the blahs. What do you do when your creativity runs low?
Still reflecting from yesterday, perhaps something is good if it is a gift from God used wisely. I tend to think that sin is a twisting of something good: man is not in essence sin, even though sin has twisted up his every aspect. Are you with me? So, those who are gifted as writers, whether they believe or not, do something good when they write and write well. God’s gift is producing fruit much as a physical tree.
Ok, writers. Are we in this together? I’m finding that I’m a bit too scattered these days. I have some spring cleaning to do that is specifically to my writing projects! How about you? Any writing spring cleaning planned?
I had an idea today that ultimately ended up failing doctrinal review. You know, MY doctrinal review. lol It made me think, maybe it’s best if sometimes things do fail our own standards for clarity. Then, we are free to think and not bound to engage an audience with every little idea we have.
I read Amazon reviews. I don’t always trust them, but I read them with interest. Imagine my horror, however, when I read this one: “Anyone who ‘receives a complimentary copy’ whether or not for a review automatically makes my “do not buy” list. Automatic boycott.”
A conference speaker once talked about how multitasking doesn’t really work. She argued that multitasking really means that we’re distracted no matter what task is at hand. Yeah, I have six children, nine and under. I cannot not multitask. So, I told myself, I’ll just focus on whatever is at hand. I’ll serial task. Still, that’s pretty much resulted in serial multitasking.