Tag Archives: stress

Everything is awesome.

Yes. Yes, I did, in fact, start this one off with an outrageous lie. Everything is not awesome, and that’s why it’s nice to have creative outlets. Sometimes, when life is bringing me down (or pissing me off), I write it out. But there are times when even that doesn’t work, because I’m so down (or pissed off) that I

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To sleep, perchance to… aw, #$@&%*.

I didn’t sleep very well on Wednesday night. I kept waking up at 47 minutes past the hour. I have a cold that’s almost gone now, but on Wednesday night, it kept waking me up with the hacking and the sneezing and the phlegm. There’s no reason why this should lead to waking up at 47 minutes past the hour

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Typos hppen.

“Publication ready.” Sometimes it’s those specific words, and sometimes it’s words to that effect. Going to send a manuscript to an agent, or submit a short story to a competition, or show it to anyone at all? “Make sure it’s publication ready.” When people say that, most of them mean that your work should be free of typos and misspellings,

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Spoiler: I don’t control the world.

If you Google something like, “Things you should never say to a writer,” you’ll find quite a few articles. I spent some time doing that yesterday, because I’d hit my limit.┬áThere are some nice people out there, but even nice people can say some well-meaning-yet-incredibly-soul-crushing things. They just don’t realize how things look/sound/feel, etc. from the other side. I didn’t

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Burrrrnouttttt.

It’s been a week since I wrote anything significant, and I feel like I’ve been neglecting everything and everyone. Hello, post-first-draft burnout. I’d nearly forgotten about you. The timing was perfect. I finished the first draft on Valentine’s Day, just in time for a three-day weekend. I decided — brilliantly, if I do say so myself — to turn it

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