So much has changed since I last wrote — what a whirlwind! I last wrote three months ago while in the midst of home-buying and manuscript-finishing craziness. Stress, thy name was Lisa Alber. Here’s an image of my view at this moment … hold on a second, I’m taking the picture now … This is… Read More Sunday at Home with a Procrastinating Novelist
View: a little on the “meh” side this week. I spent so much time staring out the window that I rearranged the physical view in hopes that my mental view would change. All week long I faced my laptop, but nothing much happened. I’m not sure why. No excuses here, but it got me wondering why it… Read More View From the Writer’s Desk
If decisiveness is the hallmark of a great leader, then I’m letting myself down in Writingland. I’m sitting here at my computer procrastinating — talk about being the queen of social networking. This kind of queenliness isn’t good for my fiction. This morning I handed over my sceptre to my flaky coregent, who should have abdicated… Read More FLOUNDERING | Indecisiveness Bringing Me Down
Today’s signs of spring: Dog panting on our walk and me only wearing a hoodie over a long-sleeved cotton shirt. I’m sitting in a local coffeehouse, feeling low-grade anxiety. This low-grade anxiety tells me I ought to be working on today’s day-job task. This low-grade anxiety tells me that straight-A students don’t delay the paying work for… Read More Negotiating With Self
Yes, I’m procrastinating. I submit a sunshine picture because two days of constant rain and gray ended — for now. Today brings blue — actual blue! — sky, sunlight reflecting through fluffed clouds, and aspen leaves lit-up gold. I’ll get the dog out for a real walk because her excess energy led her into the litter box — and… Read More My Father’s Lesson
(What is this? My very own meme, which could take the form of other Friday memes out there — random five or ‘fessing up — or non-Friday memes, or anything! Point being to have a little fun and get a little interactive.) Two items I ran across that made me uneasy: This goes to the… Read More Free-For-All Friday
I’m having one of my crazy-maker thoughts. Do you ever wish you were obsessive-compulsive? Just a little? I do. Because if I were, I’d be a little more like my friend V- who is in fabulous shape because she can’t not run her 50-60 miles per week. Or, I’d be like R- whose home is… Read More Add This Crazy-Maker Thought to the List
Before dog ownership, I knew, just knew, I was a person who: 1. would never own a lap dog, and 2. would never, EVER own a shivery lap dog. Goes to show. Pulled out Luna’s spiffy new coat this morning because the chill is officially on around here. Silly Spaniel or Sporty Spaniel? I can’t decide. (Later –… Read More Silly Spaniel or Sporty Spaniel?
Yep, yep, yep…And I’m looking forward to writing the next scene, too! ARGH. However, I procrastinated myself into a stopping point, and I’d like to thank novelist Kathleen Bolton for the most apt blog post. She quotes a passage from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (which I might have to buy now) that’s… Read More Monday Morning | Anyone Else Procrastinating Out There?
I’m sitting here in one of my favorite coffee houses, Palio, feeling relieved and happy. After weeks of slamming myself against the hump that is the end of my novel, I finally wrote five new pages. I don’t believe in writer’s block. Yet I do get stymied sometimes. Seems like I spent most of April… Read More Call me Happy; the Words Flow Once Again