Why is writing so stressful?

Why is writing so stressful?

And what makes me want to keep doing it? These questions come up often in writing workshops: why is it so hard to finish a book I want to write-why do I lose enthusiasm about a fourth of the way into my book-what can I do to make this process more fun/easier? I have boiled it down to this one thing: WHY IS WRITING SO STRESSFUL? How do I do that with so many questions? Easy. We are simply stressing about writing the book, finishing the book, or publishing/submitting the book, and for those indie published, promoting/selling the book. That’s

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Catching up

I am really behind on a blog post. My apologies to my fans. If you get my newsletter or follow me on Facebook you already know why. It for those of you new to my site- I was diagnosed with Invasive Mammary Lobular Carcinoma. Or ILC for short. This has slowed down a lot of my plans due to the fact that I have been going to doctors and surgeons and radiologists for weeks now. It’s hard to focus on little else. But I did submit a short story for inclusion in an anthology and thanks to my friends and

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Get your life together by organizing

Well, after posts about how to stay sane in a pandemic, you should have known this was coming. As the country opens up again, let’s think about what all needs to be done before we hit the trail. If you like these suggestions, check out my other posts on this site about organizing your home and tidying up. Organizing: Things your house needs As if there was not enough to think about, you should likely be looking into a few things that your house needs these days in regards to organizing. Before you go back to work, school, and other

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Write from a place of joy

Write from a place of joy

Next in blog series… MY OPINION ONLY! The questions: Write from a place of joy or from a love of what you read? Both are popular. Today alone I found this type of writer-ly theology being spouted from the screen. I do not disagree with it, but there is something to be said about the “write what you love to read” angle as well. All writers were readers first. That is a given, I think. They might not read in the same language as I do, but for the most part, I believe writers started out their love of the

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Monthly update-what’s happening

Monthly update-what’s happening

I did not intend on only updating my blog once a month, but this is how it is for now. Being in a pandemic has taken its toll. I know you understand and have been very patient. Did you see my pandemic post? Click here to go there now. Well, let me begin with the fact that I have finished the first round of revisions with my WIP, entitled, Scarf. It went faster than I expected, likely due to being at home and time on my hands. I also got some new words written on a historical romance I have

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