dropping the ball

Somewhere along the line, I dropped the ball. I had built up a pretty good momentum. I was writing every day. I was enjoying it. I was thriving on the…

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on not writing

I have not written anything in days. My mind is racing, eager to write but prevented by my own stubbornness. Why? My calendar is packed, as we have two family…

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day seven: showing up with nothing to say

I've been writing on other topics recently--Advent mostly--as part of my daily writing. Yesterday (a Wednesday) was the first day I had missed since beginning my exercise to write everyday,…

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day six: looking forward

After almost a week of consistent writing, I'm to the point where I look forward to this time each day. Being a holiday week with strange work hours, travel, and…

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day five: a writer's tools

Using the "right tools for the job" is one of the basic maxims for any sort of work. As a young boy growing up on the homestead of an old…

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day four: clicking 'publish'

Hitting publish can be one of the most terrifying things for a writer to do. As our mouse pointer hovers over that single word, the thoughts begin racing: - Will…

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day three: momentum

So, as I pointed out yesterday, writing daily isn't a habit for me yet, but I'm gaining momentum. Starting a new habit is an exercise in physics. As Sir Issac…

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day two: not a habit yet

Today marks day two of my endeavor to write at least 300 words a day. I can't exactly call it a habit yet, but I hope that I'm well on…

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on writing daily

Writing daily is never something I have been a habit I've managed to cultivate. Over and over I read about how building such a habit is transformational for one's writing…

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new writing endeavors

  I haven't given up blogging for Lent, but my blogging will be slowing down for the next six months as I begin my current master's thesis.  I will be…

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