Here is installment two (of three) focused on my summer scheduling and my attempts to find greater balance in my creative, spiritual-emotional, and physical lives. #writing #writers #creativerhythm #progress #tracking #schedule
<img class="size-medium wp-image-1059 lazyload" title="endofsumemr" src="https://ericswyatt.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/endofsumemr.jpg?w=200" alt="" width="200" height="300" /> Summer is winding down. Today starts my new season of focused writing.
Credit: http://www.stockfreeimages.com/ Summer is tough for me. I write at home, and our current home is a small apartment where my office space is sitting right in the middle of everything. You can’t walk from one room to any othe
There are long expanses of time when I can write all day, every day, any day. I’m blessed in that way. Unfortunately, I waste that time on occasion. Free to write, but not disciplined enough to actually do it. And then, there are weeks when I’ve committed to other things (including subbing three days, having the cable company out to sort out some problems, meeting with a potential tutoring client or two, etc.) and I have a very limited window and yet, I find the time to write
People ask about my process when they find out I’m a writer. “What does that look like? Do you sit at the computer all day?” Yes. Some days. But not most. I think it is a question people ask because they want to know if “writing is for them”, but the truth is, the process is different for every person, and often different between projects. I thought I would talk a little bit about process today, first in general terms and then more specifically. General Fiction Process Genera
So, a peak behind the curtain… Last week I blogged that I’ve become more and more convinced that tracking and awareness are key components to the writing life, and I hinted that I’m building this conviction into a sort of philosophy of writing, which is helping me turn out #1 MORE, and #2 BETTER product. Part of this development of philosophy (which is different from developing your actual method or process for writing) led me to informally keep track of my writing and litera
A blog for writers… That’s what my simple mind came up with…A blog for writers. More specifically, I thought I would review and feature short fiction from various literary mags (current fiction) and favorite authors (the old stuff). Short fiction is a form I’m intrigued by and one I attempt, frequently. It is a love. I thought it would be easy to write about a love… But I’ve failed to actually keep up with a consistent blog about short fiction, not because I’m not spending ti