You Are a Writer

you are a writer

This weekend, I devoured Jeff Goins’ new book titled You Are A Writer.  It’s been sitting on my Kindle for a few weeks and I’d kind of forgotten about it.

It was just what I needed. [Read more…]

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#write31days | Legacy

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Friday night, I came face to face with a writer’s worst nightmare (at least one of mine). I ran out of room on my hard drive.  I had less than 2 gig of free space and Apple kept pestering me to upgrade stuff.  Eeek!

Suddenly, not only was there no room for new words, I was at risk of losing all the existing ones. As I watched the spinning beach ball float endlessly, holding my breath that my beloved laptop would boot one more time, I faced my fears.

What if the only words I have left are the ones I’ve already published?

What if all the unpublished, half finished works suddenly disappear? What if I never was able to publish another thing? What if I never get back on the internet again?

(Ignore the drama. My fears spin out of control about as fast as that stupid beach ball does.) [Read more…]

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#write31days – In praise of denim

in praise of denim

Hear me out. Denim and writing go together.  And yes… it’s time for a new pair of pants.  I told you at the start of the series that I almost named it “something about pants.” You were warned.

Day one is also when I said…

“day one” is weird.  It feels like wearing brand new never washed jeans. Every worn-out, broken in, soft-and-comfy habit started out new and stiff and uncomfortably weird.

All month long, I’ve been talking about pants and how they relate to writing.

  • I don’t look good in bossy britches – they are neither authentic nor flattering.
  • I can’t live my life in yoga pants and walk around being a hot mess all the time.  Those things reveal every single cookie I ate last week.
  • I look good in my sassy pants, but I can’t wear them all the time either.

It’s time for denim.

I don’t know about you, but denim features prominently in my wardrobe. It’s the real workhorse in my closet.

When in doubt… denim. [Read more…]

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#write31days — Beyond Sassy

beyond sassy

OK, I’m ready to move beyond sassy.  Last week, I was struggling with a tough question. Is God ok with sassy?

I’ve come to believe that the answer is a qualified “yes.”  Clearly, there are limits. I’d be happy to explain them over a cup of coffee. Maybe two. But since I can’t do that, I drew some pictures. I know that God is ok with some kinds of sassy…

…But God didn’t call me to just write sass.

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