Some writers are multi-taskers, working on multiple manuscripts simultaneously. Others, like myself, like to stay immersed and focused on one work in progress at a time. I’ve never been good at multi-tasking, preferring to start one task and finish it before starting another whether it is work or my daily chores. Either way, you can’t… Continue reading Discipline for Writers
Love made her nervous. It never ended well. A happily ever after seemed to exist only in books. “So you’ll never risk being happy again?” He was more curious than shocked. She nodded. Shielding her heart had become a habit.
In a recent blog post, I described my current writing process which involves pretty, colorful index cards. I told you that I am prone to anxiety and that breaking up my story into chapters, and then into scenes, has been working well for me. Handling little bits instead of huge chunks can make the writing… Continue reading Why I’m Writing This Manuscript by Hand
Writing is fun. Writing doesn’t seem like work to me. Yet, my anxiety levels rise before I begin each manuscript. Why? Because it isn’t easy writing stories and books without asking myself questions like, will I ever finish this OR will my readers like this protagonist and story? You may be surprised to hear about… Continue reading A Writing Process to Reduce Anxiety