This was the week I was going to start writing late morning or early afternoon. Instead, I am writing this real quick at 6 am before I head to the barn. Why? When I got home from the barn yesterday I still had their keys in my pocket so I went back to return them. … More The Best Laid Plans
I started a Medium publication to separate my book articles from the other random stuff I write. I decided today to open up to other writers to try to grow it into a decent publication for all things reading. If you write about books and reading consider joining me over there. You can even import … More My Medium Publication, Reading is a Novel Idea Is Open for Submissions
Recently, the riding place where I volunteer sent out an email asking for volunteers to join the facilities team. They needed someone to work Monday mornings doing things like dragging the field, driving around with the water tank to fill water troughs, etc. I volunteered, partly because I removed myself from Saturdays, assuming they would … More Schedule Changes
I hope you have enjoyed this look at my writing process.
This has been a frustrating writing period for me. I have had several days where I just couldn’t find a topic that I cared enough to write about. I have had days where I attempted to write about a topic and couldn’t get it right. Adding to the frustration. the weekly book prompt I usually … More Time to Consider Some Structure and Planning
Rules have been on my mind this week. It started with unwritten rules in the Juwan Howard incident. It escalated with the worst part of Medium – the torrent of articles written by Medium “experts” telling us how we are doing everything wrong. I made the mistake of clicking on Medium advice articles when first … More Break the Rules
I don’t have much more in my head this morning so I will put a couple of ideas here to see what feedback I might get. First, social media: I was talking to my therapist yesterday and social media came up. I talked about the mood boost I get from interactions on Facebook and social … More Random Social Media/Writing Ideas
I wrote not too long ago about how I struggle to not get caught up in stats here and on Medium. This morning I read a post on Deb’s Dispatches asing if having a blog is attention seeking. My therapist asks me about my writing each week and we talk about how writing makes me … More Why Do I Write?
I did a post recently about writing on Medium. I wrote about how I had early success and had a couple of articles that made me a decent amount of money. I also wrote about how most stories will make a few cents but that you could still at least earn back your $5 monthly … More A Tale of Two Writings
I follow an amateur weather guy on Facebook. I like his forecasts because he’s never been about using hype to get more clicks. He would do his forecasts and then after the storm would post his PayPal link for people to donate to help him keep his work going. He recently announced he is starting … More Show Me The Money!