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.
As I mentioned early in the week, I hit a creative wall in the second quarter of 2013. Things weren’t happening, for me, and as the transition into Summer came around, I knew it was time to re-charge the process.
Yes, I know it is already the 7th of January, and whether or not I like it, the new year is in full swing, but when you are married to a teacher (and do a fair amount of teaching and
One of the way’s I’ve used to track my writing–as a general source of information for me, and as a self-monitoring device–has been using a daily/weekly schedule. (See graphic at right.) This was especially effective during the MFA years, specifically
Last week I blogged about having a group of fellow writers (or other creatives) with whom you periodically “check-in” regarding the status of your work and creative life. I currently have several outlets for this sort of communal interaction: My
I knew it before I graduated. I even talked about it in my graduating seminar presentation. The post-MFA writing life is difficult. As I sat on the porch with a cup of coffee and my daily free writing notebook, I
A few weeks ago I shared my submissions tracking method with a writing friend of mine. I was using a complex, three-worksheet spreadsheet, with over 100 literary magazines and short story periodicals. One one sheet I kept track of the
This is one of those blog posts that may be more for my own benefit than it is a post for you, the reader. (You can read it, though. I wouldn’t want to scare you away!) There are several ways
So in a previous post I mentioned that I was starting a tracking experiment, where I’m setting an “ideal writing/work week” goal, and then comparing that goal to actual writing/work activities I’ve done throughout the week. Basically, the system is
So, I’m working on this theory of writing, trying to put things I’ve learned into words in an effort to improve my own writing (quality AND quantity) and maybe help some others too. This is all in the early stages