A few months ago, I wrote a piece about surviving the Creativity Dark Ages. The Dark Ages are those periods where you want to create, but it simply doesn’t seem possible. You’re working too much, kids are in the way, or other life stressors are taking you away from your creative projects. It’s tempting to […]
It’s my favorite time of the year! No, not Christmas (at least not entirely), although I love that, too. Actually, my favorite season does have something to do with Christmas, but nothing to do with shopping, baking or decorating. It’s the time of year to find peace and joy in the local university library.
Ah, the holidays. That time of the year when our writing goes out the window because we all have so much “stuff” to do. It’s a wonderful time of year, but it can really wreak havoc with your work. Family obligations, shopping, decorating, baking, and other fun stuff steal your time and your energy, leaving […]
Here’s a dirty little secret about publishing, whether you choose traditional, indie, or self-publishing: You need time in order to become successful. There, I said it. No matter how much people want to believe in the “overnight” success model, the truth is that you’re more likely to be hit by lightning. Even the books we […]
An “incident” this week got me all worked up about creativity and what the heck we are (or are not) teaching our kids and ourselves about it. Before I go into details, here’s the definition of creativity from the Oxford dictionary. n. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Keep that […]