Outside the Louvre in Paris. One of my favorite museums.
I bought a bottle of champagne part-way through writing the first draft of my book last year. So far, I’ve finished my first draft, I’ve finished three very serious edits, I’ve finished and sent it off to peers to read, and I’ve finished editing again. Have I opened that bottle of champagne?
As I’m editing, and also as I’m getting feedback from others, I’ve noticed three words that getting rid of significantly improves my writing. Here they are.
I want 2019 to be a year of greatness. I am committing to 10 resolutions that I want to do no matter where I am or how my schedule changes.
New Year’s Eve is around the corner and that means New Year’s resolutions are flying through the air left and … More
Fear is a real part of my life. A real emotion I feel every day. And with the new year coming up, I’ve started thinking about the direction I want my life to go and how to get there.
Writing is similar to exercising. Your mental strength and stubbornness is more important than your physical capability. What you believe you can do dictates what you’ll accomplish.
Writing is hard. It’s especially hard to write when it’s the fifth, or fifteenth, or fifty-sixth day in a row where you wake up and don’t do it. How do I convince myself to write so often? Here’s what I do.
Sometimes when I’m writing, I notice that I’m saying the same thing over and over. It’s not fun to read. Then I feel like a failure and a crappy writer that no one will ever like or want to publish. So I’ve come up with a simple method to help.
I am not a morning person. Mornings are a nice concept, but I don’t have to experience them to know they happen. When I started writing, I realized that mornings were a huge part of my day.