Back to what’s worked…

Happy that the process of publishing Writing Warmups to Kindle reconnected me with my own work. I know, I know, shameless plug. But it’s been useful, so what the hey… I’ve been using it with my morning pages and for lulls in various stories.

Not writing…

Elizabeth Andre nails many of us to the wall with this short list… Here’s an indirect path to her thoughts on The 9 Mistakes Every Beginner Writer Makes.    

The 15-Minute Experiment [follow-up]

I’m on the 15 minute clock right now, so let’s see how it goes… With a digital countdown hovering, I really did accomplish more than on other days. For starters, I felt I needed to honor every minute of my three reading sessions. I actually finished articles and chapters, including one Read more…

The 15-Minute Experiment…

“I just know an interruption is around that corner…” So here’s the deal…I have self-diagnosed my problem: Scattered brain. I’ll stop at self-diagnosis. Self-medication could get really ugly and involve empty bags of kettle corn strewn throughout the house. Today, I’m going with 15-minute work segments. I opened a new Read more…

Procrastination (some perspectives)

  Steven Pressfield’s top 12 tips on overcoming procrastination. [Thank you, Write to Done.] From Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist: via Jessica Hische – “The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” Todd Henry on coping with procrastination  

Rabbit Holes and Procrastination

Sat down to write my morning pages. A good sign: It was actually morning. Read an article on procrastination and, armed with a number of coping strategies, promptly procrastinated for 40 minutes. [And really, was reading the article itself an act of procrastination? It’s ugly out there in the land Read more…