Start. If the first start didn’t work, then start again. If that didn’t work, then start again. Why not?
I’ve heard several people talk about the discipline of choosing to do one task, daily. One guy drew a skull every day for a year. Another wrote a song a day. Many writers give themselves a minimum daily threshold of how many words to produce: 300, 500, or 1000. The goal is to simply finish […]
I have been writing since I was just a wee child. I’m pretty sure it all started with a four letter word: my name. Jeff Goins has given a challenge to declare yourself a writer. And then be a writer. So, yes, I am a writer. But what else do I want to declare about […]
The idea does not have to happen today. But it does help to make movement toward it. Even if it’s just one step.
Some thoughts on being able to make a living doing something that you are willing to become known for: What’s your one thing (Right now. It can change later.)? Have you put in 10,000 hard-working, earned hours? Do you labor daily? Do you know what area you want to focus on enough to become an […]
One hindrance that I have faced in the creative process is the idea or fear of using up ideas. This fallacy has been shot down several times in the last year. It turns out that the opposite might be true: The more ideas you cycle through, the more likely you’ll have gone through enough to […]
Is there free will? What is the nature of the future? The first time (over a decade ago) I heard of “Open Theism” I was shocked that such an idea could exist! It didn’t fit my paradigm of thinking about God. Up to then I only thought of the future as being something absolutely known […]
Fear of failure is like a huge gate door that can keep you from even attempting to conquer any given project. The irony is that while the big gate can be imposing and scary, there is small door within that’s wide open. It is the decision to act in spite. You have to recognize the […]
On page 42, Hugh talks about the arguments people have about “Commercial vs. Artistic.” Then he nails what is a more interesting subject. To me, itʼs not about whether Tom Clancy sells truckloads of books, or a Nobel Prize Winner sells diddlysquat. Those are just ciphers, a distraction. To me, itʼs about what YOU are going to […]