Time Off Achieved

This past week I took my family on vacation. We went to a resort and enjoyed our time there to a great amount. While I was there, I purposely put down my pen and paper — ignoring my writing duties — as we all enjoyed our time together. But like all things, vacations end and … Continue reading Time Off Achieved

To Write (Essays) or Not…

I am working on writing about a tough topic. At about 700 words into it, I’ve barely scratched the surface of what I want to say in the essay. And the writing is slow. In truth, too often in the past I abandon these essays at the point I am at. I run out of … Continue reading To Write (Essays) or Not…

Climbing Out A Hole

Four days passed. They passed by almost without warning, and certainly there was no remorse as they sped by. Time passes with unabashed vigor, laughing almost as I stumbled through. And this time, I really did stumble. Life has a funny way of throwing reminders out that we are not in control. All that we … Continue reading Climbing Out A Hole

Perfectionism

Continuing the theme of the last two days, I bought a few cheap notebooks the other day for the purpose of learning to outline and to start assembling some form of a style or information book to help me plan and track my projects. Already, perfectionism is getting in the way. The basic premise behind … Continue reading Perfectionism

A Brief Struggle

I’ve been struggling with this story that I am writing. Thus, for the last two days I’ve missed my targets. Doubt is creeping in as a result. It’s happened plenty times before and I am certain that it will happen again. This is only temporary. But to dismiss it as such will also be a … Continue reading A Brief Struggle