The first of many posts geared towards advice for writers (new, old or returning) with a “what I wished I knew when I started out” theme. This particular one discuses maintaining your mental wellbeing while dealing with timelines, accepting criticisms, and engaging with the writing community. This is Writing is a Craft by L. Jo King.
...Always be willing to learn, while always being willing to teach...
It’s that time again. *starts ugly crying* it’s not Friday but who cares. Life is all about making something sweet out of something bitter.
It’s been two months since my last update. What have I been doing since then? A whole lot of nothing writing-wise. I have so much going on that I am drowning. A little bit of background: I work 40hrs a week at a fast-paced, non-writing job. I am helping #3 establish a time-consuming business, and I am battling self-worth issues. Yep, nothing new there.
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Without further ado, fall into autumn with me. Or, as I like to call it, going on when you can't go on. This is #fridayfrien d.
...all your mistakes might seem colossal in the moment but they are small in hindsight...
Sometime in 2014, I wrote a book.
It was not great nor was it moderately okay but it was 400 pages of my dreams and hopes. It was mine. I got feedback saying that it needed work. I edited, sent it out in the world, and the rejection letters, deservingly, came pouring in.
I wanted to burn the bridge so that I could not scramble across it and get lost, ever again, in between the slopes of my imagination.
As I am trying to get back into blogging more, I feel that it is only appropriate to start this new chapter by introducing myself. Not all in one go because I prefer shorter posts and I am at a lost about what to write. I hope to start posting updates about my works as this blog takes off. Schedule right now is going to be about twice a month. I don't want to commit to something more strenuous and have to disappoint. So, here goes something.
chasing that creative spark that sets everything in motion...