That earthy, peaty smell like so many earthworms’ private fantasies richened the air that morning. The world was keeping secrets, and Jørgen was set on discovery. He sharpened his tools, mended his bag, and looked up the hill. The sun was high by now. He groaned.
This has got to be some of the best advice on novel-writing (or any creative writing, really) I’ve read in awhile. I finally feel, like the author Elizabeth Percer, that I’ve reached a point where I trust myself and my process.
Elizabeth Percer’s latest novel, “All Stories are Love Stories” is available through Harper Collins Publishers.
I could just as easily title this post “Confessions of a Chronic Procrastinator.” I’m sure plenty can relate, but when you’re writing independently this isn’t really an option. With no one holding you accountable to sit down and write daily, to finish that draft or edit your latest revision, self-starting can be the biggest source of writer’s block.
Two things have helped me overcome this. One is a mindset, and the other an accompanying practice. Continue reading