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You Have To Separate The Pride From The Result
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about writing and rejection and good results and bad results and all the fun things that twist your mind around as a writer. Especially watching some of the fallout of the awards ugliness these … Continue reading
You Have To Love It
I remember visiting a friend a year ago and seeing on their shelves a book by someone we went to school with. It was a beautiful hardcover from a top publishing house and my friend said that the author had … Continue reading
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How Hard Is It Really?
To write something? To put one word in front of the other and form a sentence? I just did it. Twice. Easy peasy. I thought something, I typed out the words, and there you have it. Not hard at all. … Continue reading
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Amazing How Life Gets Away From You
I can’t believe how little I’ve been posting lately. I also haven’t been keeping up with others’ blog posts, newsletters, reading short stories, or my actual writing. Life does that to you. I thought I was going to take the … Continue reading
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The issue of talent
Before I start, I’d just like to say that I still find it fascinating the search terms that supposedly lead people to my blog. And I haven’t decided yet whether the search engines are really bad at matching up people … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, General Musings, Life, Writing Tagged being a writer, believe you are never good enough, life is not actually binary by the way, motivation, or believe in yourself and be happy but mediocre, patricia c. wrede blog, perseverance, search results, tag abuse, talent can be a detriment, writing 2 Comments
This month has served as a good reminder to me that it’s very easy to let life get in the way of writing. When you have things in your real life (like friends, family, a paying job, hobbies, etc.) that … Continue reading
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So, that thing I call a real job is still kicking my butt, which means yet another short post. (A chorus of people breathe a sigh of relief.) (Just kidding…I know you love this blog, although if this blog is … Continue reading
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It seems today’s theme is motivation
Perhaps it has something to do with NaNoWriMo, but when I checked my usual round of writing blogs this morning, THREE of them had articles up about motivation. I had bookmarked PCW’s for later sharing, but since the other two … Continue reading
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