Bye Bye 20 20

Is it over? It's really almost over! A year that has been a symbol of awful for so many people. Obviously switching a number at an arbitrary time won't end any of the terrible things so many people are going through, but it's a useful thing to our human minds to imagine that it will …

The first day

A brand new year! Feels just like the last one, doesn't it? That's because the difference is completely arbitrary! So keep doing what you're doing, keep working toward your dream, and don't give up because you didn't make some fictitious deadline. Write on!

The last day

This year I finished a novel, wrote and mostly edited a novella, wrote a number of short stories that I forgot to keep track of, made a blog post every day this year, read/listened to 34 novels, and helped start an online magazine. It's been a productive year for writing! Best novel I read this year: …

What are your resolutions?

To write more? I bet one of them is to write more. All us writers tend to make that resolution every year. But the trick to keeping those resolutions is to make your goal something measurable, and achievable. For example, no nebulous 'write more' goals. Pick something solid like 'write a story each month' or …

Quantity over Quality

The year is almost over, and it's going to be the worst year--as far as number of views--that my blog has had since its creation. Probably cause I went three months without making a post. It is becoming clearer and clearer to me that in the world of unknown writers, quality without quantity is as …