Some Wise Words on Perfectionism (By Someone Else)

I actually watched this video over the weekend already (I think I should as a rule take Deadline Week At The Day Job off from blogging because goodness me it gets intense!). Anyway, he makes some extremely valid points that I took to heart – and, let’s face it, he says it far better thanContinue reading “Some Wise Words on Perfectionism (By Someone Else)”

Musings On My Writing

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one” – Terry Pratchett. I truly believe that by reading and writing fantasy – and sometimes scifi – I get to explore more than if I didn’t write any genre fiction. Fantasy delves into so many fields; linguistics, archaeology, history, etc. that I learn a lot moreContinue reading “Musings On My Writing”

Thoughts on deep work and avoiding distraction

Cal Newport makes a very good argument that what he calls “deep work”, which is basically work which requires constant concentration and must be done without interruption, is on the decline as distractions like social media become more invasive in almost everyone’s everyday lives.

Goals for January 2017!

Writing Goals After a disastrous December when it came to writing, I want to give my patrons (check out the Patreon page here) a proper short story for January. Besides the Patreon short story, I want to (at last…) finish “A Mask of Paper and Porcelain” so that I just need to edit it aContinue reading “Goals for January 2017!”