Big Changes

You may or may not have noticed I’ve posted nothing about writing for a while. Truth be told, I allowed myself a hiatus from noveling the last several weeks. It’s been good for my stress levels.

But besides going on a crocheting and knitting binge, I wrote a few flash fiction stories and ran them by my writing groups. I have one piece awaiting review over at Daily Science Fiction. We’ll see if that ends up being its home. I’ll keep you posted on my submission journeys.

Now that I have a newborn, we’ll see how much time I can find for creative pursuits, but I expect I won’t be able to stay away from my novels too much longer.

For sure I’ll continue to update this blog Tuesdays and Fridays.

Happy Yarning!

Beating the Instant Gratification Monkey

Today I had to unplug the ethernet cable from my computer to get anything done.

Then I turned on my writing playlist and told myself I just had to write for an hour. Guess what! It worked. I got ~500 words written, which is quite a good pace for me. I’d say chapter 12 of Gwen’s story is almost finished.

For any and all who suffer from acute procrastination syndrome, I highly recommend giving these two blog posts a read:

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

How to Beat Procrastination

The guy is inspired.