Updates April 25-30


Thank you for the likes and follows.  I appreciate them and will do my best to continue with this website and blog. 

Last week I was able to produce 5000 words.  It is not the 8000-word goal, but I am happy with it.  I was only able to do maybe 2 things on my goal list.  Despite typing this goal or announcement more than once, I have yet to post an essay or review on Wednesday.  The reason is basic, I didn’t feel like it.  In general, I don’t believe in the muse and I am annoyed with inspiration. I want to create positive writing habits.  Octavia E. Butler wrote:

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.  Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.

I have used this quote in the past because it true.  The desire to create stories is not my problem, writing and sharing them has always been the issue.  Knowing that there is someone out there waiting to read my story, the way I tell it, should be motivation enough to get me going.  This does not always work.  Creating a habit can help with that.  As for the Wednesday posts, there is a need for a stockpile.   I believed that the essays and reviews on were rushed, they lacked a certain amount of substance.  Therefore, the answer is to research reviews, read essays and cultivate the skill.  This task to be done well needs more time.  I don’t know if any of my readers are waiting for review or slice of life essay.   All that can be said is they are under construction.

The goals for this week are similar to last week, so I won’t write them out.  The overall goal is to put more effort into accomplishing the tasks set out.   I am wishing everyone a good and productive week. 


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