The dreaded ‘hypercritical eye’–set to 500x zoom–has popped in for a visit.

Second-guessing your every paragraph. Questioning your every sentence. Dissecting your every word.

Before you know it, your moments of genius fade into…

blurry text

Reach for the keyboard and pound out a quick 500 words, no matter the topic–though I might suggest a cathartic rant at your inner critic.

There’s nothing as satisfying as thumbing your nose at that loathesome toad [figuratively, of course. Not easy to type with one hand otherwise occupied.]. With apologies to all members of the Bufo bufo classification…



Writer. Former teacher. Baker. Spoiler of dogs.

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Writers Horoscope August 30: Keep an even keel. – Word Inventions · August 30, 2017 at 1:16 pm

[…] So, yes, savor the good stuff, don’t linger too long on the bad stuff, and keep typing. Even if you have to stray off topic, props to you for gangster-slapping resistance [see August 28]. […]

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