I’d been planning to make this list for a while now, but then completely forgot about it. I was reminded of it when someone posted theirs on a message board I frequent. So here’s my list of things I’ve learned in 2007.
I’ve been really patient, but it’s December, so now I’m allowed to talk about goals and achievements and lessons learned. This year, I finished my work a few weeks early. And even though there’s still a month to go for the year to be over (and I am technically still working), I’m pretending it already […]
Here’s a small exercise. Write down your top 3 writing dreams. Mine are: Write for my Big 5: The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek. Have a book reach the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Win the Booker prize. High goals, I know. But I figure I’ll […]
I can’t write in silence. Silence threatens to overwhelm me, but since words distract me, I listen to a lot of instrumental music when I’m writing. I used to download guitar riffs from unknown musicians, but lately, I’ve found myself drawn to tribal house. My music has to be instrumental. If there are words, I […]