This Little Light of Mine

I wrote a poem yesterday that I really loved. I shared it with a group of fellow writers, and they loved it, too. Afterwards, I became shy and awkward about it and couldn’t write anything I liked for the rest of the day. What is this all about? My dream …

Flailing with Flair

Today, I was brave in my writing. I have been floundering a bit with my novel, to be honest. I feel a little stuck, and I hate feeling stuck. More than feeling stuck, though, I hate sitting down to write and not even knowing where to start. But today, I …

My Tool Box

My schedule during these few months of writing is pretty unstructured, and this is both a blessing and a curse. On Monday, I found myself feeling tired and icky, and ended up taking not one but two naps during the day. Now, I should be clear: I don’t have anything …

Adventure Time

11:30 a.m. Today is a sunny Saturday: the perfect day to go on an adventure. But where should I go? How does one go about having an adventure? Step one: Make a packing list. Make sure to include a notebook and pencil for noting down ideas or inspirations, but no …

A Love Letter To–and From–Myself

I have been feeling pretty vulnerable recently, so I tried an exercise recommended by SARK, whom I mentioned in my last post as well. SARK recommends writing a love note to ourselves from the wiser part of ourselves, the part she calls the Inner Wise Self. Now, I have to …

Fear and Doubt: The Usual Suspects

Today has been a little bit of a struggle. My inner critic is being more vocal than usual. And the Fear Monster–who looks something like a cross between the Grinch and Smaug, the dragon from The Hobbit–is telling me to abandon my dreams because they are too ambitious. So far …

Oh. Hello again.

So here I am. Again. This morning, I wrote for about an hour, and then I took a break to draw and collage to get my mind loosened up. (I am trying to be open to the fact that I work better in shorter bursts alongside creative activities.) And then, …