“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” — Don Quixote de La Mancha … Continue reading A New Month of Madness
There are a whole lot of opinions around NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month) and its companion program, Camp NaNoWriMo… the latter of which begins today. There are plenty of articles written on why you should or why you should not NaNo. Some of the dissenting articles are vicious, claiming that “All NaNo-written work is garbage!… Continue reading Should You NaNo?
When I was a freshman in high school, I wanted to be on the debate team. The school didn’t allow such things, because technically, ninth graders can’t compete at the state or national level. But the class period worked out for me based on my schedule, and I talked them into letting me use that… Continue reading Fake It ’til You Make It
At some point, we must realize that if our art is going to be our livelihood, we’re going to need to work our butts off. We need to put the dreamer in her place, and settle into real work habits. We have to treat our passion like the career that it is, we roll up our sleeves, and we get to work.
My partner-in-crime and I spent a couple of hours yesterday planning. Living with a professional project manager is Very Good Thing. He asks me questions like: “What is your 30 day goal?” “How much time per week do you think you can reasonably commit to this?” “What are your success metrics?” “Where do you see… Continue reading Making Plans
“You run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking; Chasing around, to come up behind you again.” I love Pink Floyd. Ok, I love old Pink Floyd. These words popped up on my Facebook feed this morning, and it got my wheels turning about the idea of time, and how… Continue reading It’s a Matter of Time