Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done is such a weird feeling. I finished typing The Damn Novel. Someone asked me about it, then suggested it might be Spirited Away in noir, or Neverwhere in Tokyo. I’m not convinced the comparisons are apt, but I love […]

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Waiting for Experience

Waiting for Experience

One of my biggest weaknesses as a human being and a creator is my need to wait. If you caught my first goal post this year, you’ll see that I have a terrible habit of waiting for everything to be […]

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Fear of New Beginnings

Fear of New Beginnings

Is there a term for the fear of new beginnings? Or perhaps it’s more a fear of endings. (I just finished reading Carrie Jones’s Need* series, in which the main character “collects” phobias and recites them when nervous or scared.) […]

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Kick That Fear of Failure to the Curb

Kick That Fear of Failure to the Curb

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, likely you’ll have noticed all the self-help books I’ve been reading since the start of 2017. I’m intrigued by different people’s value metrics and means of coping with life’s challenges and […]

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Expectations: You Won’t Always Know What People Want

Expectations: You Won’t Always Know What People Want

If my writing courses have taught me anything over the past year it’s that I truly struggle with vague instructions. I have high expectations of myself and my work; when I am assigned a task I want clear-cut, specific instructions on […]

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To Quiet Those Pesky Insecurities: Do

To Quiet Those Pesky Insecurities: Do

My apologies for this post being late today! This week got away from me early and I’ve been playing catch up (badly!) since Monday. Since the beginning of January I’ve been in a topsy turvy head space–that’s the best way […]

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