• Craft,  Productivity

    Slow and Steady-ish

    It’s no secret: I am a comically slow writer. Always have been, and unless I get my hands on whatever Bradley Cooper was on in Limitless, I always will be. ​​For the most part, I’ve accepted this. I work at a speed…

  • Productivity

    Ditching My Deadlines

    I’ve always considered myself a writer, but I didn’t really start writing until NaNoWriMo 2010. I churned out 50,000 words before Thanksgiving, and it’s probably not an exaggeration to say the experience changed my life.  Since then, I’ve always been my most…

  • Productivity

    The “Work-Writing Life” Balance

    I’m putting it out there, law-of-attraction-style: one day, I would like to support myself full time by writing fiction.  Until then, like a lot of aspiring novelists, I work a regular, full-time office job. And I have to admit, lately…