Saturday, March 31, 2012


Photo credit: Tamara Hanson

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not the type to believe hype about how the publishing world is being negatively impacted, blah blah blah. I'm kinda different that way.

But, what I do believe is that if you don't believe in yourself as a writer, believe in your ability to write or believe in your story, then no one else will believe in it either.

The reason why I say this is because I do the same thing. I write a book, have very little belief in it or myself, and then I wonder why it isn't selling. I hear feedback that it's a good book, but I don't feel it.

We can see evidence of this in books that we know aren't spectacular, but, for some reason, doing really well. We scratch our heads and wonder why a poorly written book has made it to best seller status when we know our writing is 100 times better.

Belief and knowing....and I don't mean the 'Hotsie-Totsie-Conceited' type believing. I mean 'grounded-settled-into-yourself-and-who-you-are' type believing. I'm sure you know what I mean.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Write Like the Wind

Photo credit: Tamara Hanson

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”- E.L. Doctorow

The short and sweet of writing is that the more you do it, the more creative you become. The more you write, more ideas, inspiration, energy, and opportunities to write will open up. 

Kind of funny how it works that way, but that's the way it typically works. So, scheduling 10 minutes a day will get the writing ball rolling.

Think of it this way: Everything is energy. The more you put into writing, the more you get out of it.

That being said, I am crappy at putting the time and energy into it. You'd think that the thing I love to do the most I would do on a daily basis, but I don't. So, this is my challenge: I am working on my book/books every single day. It doesn't matter if it's gibberish, I'll just write.

The worst that could happen is I delete it all. No biggie.