A lot of times I compare it to being in the honeymoon phase of a book. But maybe “first date” is more accurate. Everything is new. You’re learning about the characters, the story. All the ideas are bright and shiny. But it’s still awkward because you really just don’t know the book like you want […]
I’ve been dangling TV over myself like a carrot, making sure I got words in before I was allowing myself to do anything else. Sometimes it works, sometimes I cheat. But most of the time, I manage to have enough will power to keep from turning on the TV until I get at least a […]
My brain has been on this creative over-drive lately, which you think would be good for writing books. But the thing is I have too many ideas to focus just on the one that needs to get done. But I know myself and I know that if I try to do multiple projects like i […]
Creativity has been such a part of me for so long, I never really thought about it being hard work. It was just there. It was something I did because I had to.
One of the biggest obstacles I’ve had trying to get back into writing and being creative was the motivation and the drive to do it. Sure, I knew I should. I knew I wanted to. But I spent a month floundering around, trying to figure out why I couldn’t. Here’s a post about what I’m doing to change that.
One of the questions I wondered during design school is how important is sketching now that we live in a computerized age. Is it a defunct technique we no longer need, or do we need now more than ever?