There is no easy way out. There’s no shortcut. There’s no single trick that will resolve the issue. There’s no one-step to success. Simply put: we have to put the work in. One of my favorites in this realm was the ol’ “5-Minute Abs” program from the 80s or 90s (I’m too lazy at the … Continue reading Easy
When do we decide to fail? It seems like a silly question, like who decides to fail? Failing at something is bad enough so that choosing to do so seems like such a strange decision. Yet, when I think about it, when I think about the lack of success in many of the avenues that … Continue reading When We Decide to Fail
This has been an age-old question: is quantity more important that quality or vice versa? Two things particularly have brought this question back into my sights. The first, the fact that I have 5 projects that I have in the waiting for revision with a 6th closing in. The second, was Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s latest … Continue reading Quantity or Quality?
There are a host of reasons as a writer to pursue traditional publishing or indie publishing (aka self-publishing). Each lists a number of benefits; each lists a number of problems. For me, before I had dove into the task of drafting query letters for my novel, The Good Teacher, I learned of the idea of … Continue reading Being Indie
I had planned for another post today about looking at life through a positive lens, but I decided that I needed to write this one first, cutting it into the line. Positivity will come next Tuesday. Coming on the heels of my last post about not waiting to change, I have continued to struggle this … Continue reading Foundation Work