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 than … Continue reading Some Wise Words on Perfectionism (By Someone Else)
"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 more … Continue reading Musings On My Writing
A powerful TEDtalk by Caroline McHugh... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veEQQ-N9xWU
While the whole of January was a bit all over the place, the last week was just, well, a curveball from start to finish.
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.
Musings on owning a large number of books
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 a … Continue reading Goals for January 2017!