Tag: goals

Creativity, Writing

Reasons Not to Do Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo Writing Group

Warning: We’re about three weeks away from the annual writing festival known as Nanowrimo.¬†Nanowrimo has begun to feel… Dare I say it? Compulsory. And failure to participate can feel like, well, failure. What if you want out? Are people going to think you’re weird? I love Nanowrimo, but it certainly isn’t for everyone. Nor is …

Productivity, Publishing, Writing

Don’t Do What’s Right. Do What’s Right for You.

What's Right

There’s a lot of writing/publishing/marketing advice out there. (Including what I post here so, yeah, I’m contributing to the problem.) And every site, book, guru, and column purports to know the “right” things that you “must do” in order to succeed as a novelist, freelancer, or non-fiction author. “Oh, you must have a newsletter.” “You …

Career, Creativity

Do You Choose to Be Blind?

Blind Sign

I’m always amazed when, in real life conversations or article comment trails concerning just about any success-related topic, someone inevitably says, “[Insert behavior that isn’t the norm] will never work for me. It simply cannot be done.” Either that or they quickly dismiss someone else’s success as the product of luck, incredible timing that can …