Month: May 2012

  • Decision Paralysis: Or, You’re Allowed to Screw-up

    I’ve been getting ready for the big RWA conference in Anaheim in July, and recently had to make my picks for the “pitch sessions”: one agent appointment, one editor appointment. I’ve done pitches before with a fair degree of success, and in fact, I like doing them. But this year, just the idea of choosing…

  • No Pressure – Just Play Time: Ten Tips to Add Play to Writing

    I’ve written a few posts that have to do with the importance of play, but it would seem I wasn’t taking the advice myself. I found myself the past few months almost frozen with self-imposed rules, expectations, and pressure to succeed. So, I decided that what I really needed to do was remember why writing…

  • Break the Rules, Have Some Fun … and maybe get some terrific writing done, too

    If you’ve been reading, you may know that I’ve been struggling with the last WIP, and then with the new one I started, and it ended up being largely because I was hemming myself in too much with too many self-imposed rules and requirements. This is probably because I’m a bit of a control-freak, and quite…

  • Touching the World and Our Inter-connectivity

    I’ll start off by saying I hate those emails and other chain letters where you’re supposed to forward to ten or twenty of your closest friends to avoid bad luck, be loved by the deities, etc, etc. BUT, that said, while glancing through online news, I came across the story of Baby Avery and the…