Writing Reflections

I Give Up

I Give Up
January 16, 2015
Writing Reflections

For the last year and a half, I’ve been working on a story. I’ve been through numerous ideas; starting and restarting outlines, creating character profiles, writing scenes. All with the goal of creating a web serial story. I thought I could make it an original story, but, I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t. Not with this story. I’ve written, and even posted a few stories from some Gargoyle …Read the Rest

Not Good Enough

July 12, 2014
Writing Reflections

The winners of the Sparkler Share Your World contest were announced yesterday and…I didn’t win. I didn’t even place. I tried not to be hopeful, but I’m also trying to be more optimistic. Not placing hit me harder than I thought. I’m the type of person who internalized things, so of course, my internal heckler started up with a vengeance.  My thought turned negative, and I started thinking I’m no …Read the Rest

Coping with the Internal Heckler

July 3, 2014
Writing Reflections

I’ve recently started listening to the Writing Excuses, a 15 minute podcast that talks about the craft of writing by writers for writers, and includes a writing prompt that relates to the topic of the current episode. The episode I just listened to, Season 8, Episode 42, dealt with a topic I struggle with a lot; the Internal Heckler. I think my Internal Editor and I get along well enough. …Read the Rest