Musings from my writing desk.

  • Writing

    In Pursuit of Good Habits

    For the past year or so, I’ve struggled to create good habits in my life. As I am in the midst of a transition, I want to create some good habits. For some reason, I am struggling to do so. I have always thought about the fact that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. And all you had to do was power through until that point and you would have a habit. Except that misses a very important point: How do you find the motivation to repeat something every day for 21 days or more? I knew I wanted to begin a few things to add to…

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    No One Loses NaNoWriMo

    Any long time reader of this blog knows I love NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know what that is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and happens every November. Each year for the past 4 years, I have awaited November, more or less, eagerly. Until this year that is. It wasn’t that I didn’t have stories to write. In fact I’d spent some time working with a story that I’m quite excited about still. It wasn’t that I didn’t have companions to go on this journey with me. TC Wrimos is an active group and within driving distance. We tend to meet up throughout the year for this alone.…

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    Using Daily Check-Ins To Create a Journaling Habit

    I must confess I thought I knew so much about journaling but I didn’t know about daily check-ins. Journaling is one of my favorite things to do. I’ve written in a journal on and off since I was 13 years old and have even kept most of them too. I never knew there was a whole world of journaling out there. I was missing so much. Turns out, there is so much more in the world of journaling to learn. It’s always come easy to me – journaling my thoughts. I’ve never been intimidated by the blank page. Once I put pen to paper, words seemed to flow out of…