It All Starts With a Finished First Draft: A Bit of Writer’s Inspiration For the Day

"I remember when I started the novel that I am currently working on, I remember how great it felt to start again, to challenge myself - to hopefully amount to a finished first draft. For a while prior, I had been at somewhat of a standstill, where I couldn't even fathom an ounce of consistency in my daily routine. Though, [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Pushing Through the Monday Blues

"Waking up exhausted on a Monday morning isn't anything new, for I rarely get a surge of energy at the beginning of the week no matter the circumstances. I try to minimize as much effort as I can in the mornings so I can sleep in just a few minutes longer, but sometimes there's just not enough [...]

A Rainy Day Writing Session: How I Get Ready to Write

"I love a long weekend, I love the extra day to get ready for the week, as well as taking advantage of the extra few hours to spend napping, taking long baths, and wrapped up in a good read. When I have a chill Monday like this, I usually spend it sleeping in, and when I [...]

Let’s Tackle This Week: A Late Monday Evening Check-In, and Lots to Be Done

"There is such thing as changing a bad habit, there is such thing as making progress you might not have seen possible prior to your efforts, and throughout your journey as a creative, there are a lot of things along the way to learn. I can certainly say that making the conscious effort to get [...]

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

"I've learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me - for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it [...]

Current Progress, Challenging Writing Boundaries, and Working Efficiently

"Progress is what allows me to remain inspired. Progress is what makes the entire process worthwhile. Nothing feels better than a good plot that keeps YOU engaged, that leaves YOU excited. For, it begins with how you feel about your writing, long before anyone else has a chance to read it. Lately, I've been trying [...]

Exercising Your Creativity, Executing Your Ideas

AS SHE BLOOMS A book of pressed flowers, Read like the simple, sensible perception Of an obscure unfamiliarity, Of entitled catastrophe. She spoke eloquently of instinctual word The mad ramblings of conscious clarity The surrealism that settled in the part of her lips As she demanded reign over her independent assumptions Over wrinkled newspaper clippings [...]

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

"As she writes." Adding this phrase beneath my name, as I certainly thought of it on a whim, has really changed the way I see my potential. I am finally making use of all of the inspiration around me, and channeling that inspiration into pieces I am undoubtedly proud of writing. I have not felt [...]

Your Hard Work Will Pay Off: Staying Productive and Accepting Change

"Change is something we all experience on an everyday basis, and lately I've been experiencing it on a much larger scale than usual. There are a lot of new responsibilities in my life now, and a lot that I still have to get used to. However, I can certainly say that I'm happier than ever. For [...]

Prioritizing Tasks + Taking the Next Step in Your Creative Process

"What is it that's holding you back? Is it the fear of not being able to succeed? Or is it simply the fear of not being able to love the creative work you do as much as you used to? Taking initiative is the most important constant in what allows me to remain productive even when it seems as [...]