Honestly, I feel a bit like a fake lately. Here I am sharing tips and skills, and I’m barely holding it together. At least, from my view I’m barely holding it together. A friend recently said, “You’re holding yourself to some crazy standards thinking that you aren’t enough.” Well, perhaps. I hold myself to the… Read More Freeform Friday: Taking my own advice
This is as much a reminder to myself as it is an offering of advice for those who are where I am – stuck in the hell of writer’s block. In my instance, I get writer’s block for one of two reasons. I’m trying to put characters into situations they’d never be in. I’m stressed… Read More Writing Wednesday: Beating Writer’s Block
I have discovered a thing about how I write. Now, if I can just remember it I think I can make use of it. I can’t write the story AND the emotions at the same time. I keep getting stuck and I couldn’t figure out why. I’d be rolling along until there was an emotion,… Read More Writing Wednesday: Getting the emotions down
You’ve worked with your therapist to isolate the thoughts and emotions that are kicking you around in your life. You’ve probably spent a few sessions discussing how you feel, what brings on certain thoughts, and beginning to understand how those drive your actions. Stress about paying bills? Let’s just stack those bills off to the… Read More Therapy Tuesday: CBT – Choosing an action
How many times have you done your best, poured your heart and soul into something, and received no recognition? No one recognized how hard it was. No one saw how you struggled to learn things so you could do well. No one realized you did this on top of all your other work. No one… Read More Motivational Monday: Do Your Best Anyway
Yes, there are grammar rules. We need to use those because they make our reading something others can understand. That’s part of communication. I always see posts that position things to writers as absolute gospel. The “do this or you’re not a writer” type of posts. Or worse, the ones looking down on those who… Read More Writing Wednesday: The rule is, there are no rules.
I’ve found that it’s common among writers to have random lines pop into our heads at any time of the day or night. It’s just as common, and I’m also guilty of it, to think, “That’s wonderful, I really like that.” Then, the thought vanishes back into the mist. I started a practice a few… Read More Writing Wednesday: Keep the random lines
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
It can be hard to get motivated, but more than that, it can be a herculean task to stay motivated.
The answer to how to stay motivated isn’t complicated, but it can be slippery to nail down. The answer is, know what moves you.… Read More Motivational Monday: Know what moves you
Yes, you read that right. If you’re waiting for your sign from the universe, I’m pleased to tell you it’s here. That thing you gave up on, that thing you wish you’d done? You still can, even if you failed. Try again. There’s a catch to trying again, a couple of catches actually, but stay… Read More Motivational Monday: Try Again