"Hmmm..." -me to my ambition Verbing unapologetically I may be Icarusing (this is now a verb, you can't tell me otherwise (no, I will not stop verbinating non-verbs (just deal with it))). That title is a bit misleading. I did write everyday and I am writing about my goals on this blog. But, this … Continue reading Weekly Writing Goals: Do Any of Them
"I am the most qualified of them all." -my resume When progress should not be incremental So, I've been avoiding writing about my job searching. For a few reasons. One is that I'm low key (read: full-blown (okay, only full-blown when I sit and think about bills)) panicking about it. I've applied to not too … Continue reading Job Search: What is Progress, Really?
"If anybody would accept my weird writing, I thought it would be you!" -me to the rejection email Awww... Sooooo, the final submission of my...different writing was rejected from the final literary journal I submitted my...different writing to. I'm actually okay(-ish) with that. I mean, any rejection is kinda heart-sinking, but it wasn't unexpected. … Continue reading On Writing Rejection
"Wait, wait, I think I responded to that email with 'Thank you!'." - me when I'm trying to reach my word count goal Reminder of this week's goals Every week: Write everyday Reach 7,000 words (whoops!) Write about it on my blog This week: Edit two more chapters (sorta) Assemble project Come up … Continue reading Weekly Writing Goals
"The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense. Not between right and wrong." "S'all relative." -addition by Joh
"Did I really think that sounded good?" -me to my first draft as I edit Trash, you say As expected my first draft is trash. To be honest, even as I was writing it I cringed at some of the words (read: most of them). But, I didn't write it to be perfect, or … Continue reading How to Write a Novel: The Joh Method
An Albert Einstein quote that sums up the difference between my brother and I when we were kids: "A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it."