Just Write

My favorite recurring fantasy involves a strict schedule. Yes, that is weird. Whatever. In this fantasy, I am a workaholic down at the desk by 7 a.m sharp, Monday-Friday, come hell or high water. Nose to the grindstone, slaving away on research and words, words, words. I would finish those four projects languishing away in […]

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Day … Two?

Writers often advise other writers to just get the words on the page—hammer it all out, don’t worry about format, grammar, whatever. Hammer it all out, and don’t bother reading until the story is done. I am incapable of this. Regardless of the type of project, be it an academic assignment, a poem, an email, […]

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Housekeeping

Do you keep an organized office? I don’t. Well, I’m good at organizing, and very good at cleaning, but a few days later it’s a bit difficult to testify to that. Maintaining tidiness is a huge problem. When caught up in a writing task, I don’t take the time to neatly file away papers. In […]

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I Have A Confession To Make

Yesterday when I said out loud in print that I was going to finish … I may have been just a wee bit high on caffeine. Yes, I have been very productive over the last five days. Incredibly so. But I have to admit that trying to edit and revise so much is beginning to […]

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This is where my head is at…

I’ve been hired to write two articles each month. My instructions are to neither write about my personal life, nor write about a specific current event. Nevertheless, the articles should be engaging, of an editorial nature, and get immediate positive feedback. Or else, I’m fired. This is what I was dreaming. I woke up frantic […]

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The Best of Intentions

I am a day-planner junkie and failed perfectionist. No one really notices, unless they read between the lines of all my bitching about my messy house, or my ridiculous schedule. Most people probably think I’m just a slob who has no real sense of time or direction, who only beleaguers lack of order and style […]

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