Dragging My Ass Out of the Mire
Note to self: Get your shit together.
So, I bring you a few blog posts that reinvigorated my motivation.
Around of Words in 80 Days
Becky Taylor talks about a writing challenge that helped her make small writing goals to get her writing every day.
C. Hope Clark discusses writing daily as well. She suggests writing in a specific form every day (prompt, short story, novel, poetry, etc).
Here are a few blog posts I found insightful and interesting:
Janet Reid recaps the main points in Mark Tavani's workshop. Although it is targeting thrillers, I believe the information works for just about any genre out there.
Largeheartedboy provides links to 100+ websites and blogs with summer reading lists, plus book reviews, author interviews and author playlists.
My goal for the rest of this month is to respond to a writing prompt everyday in at least 500 words. That's it. A small start giving me the chance to improve my writing skills. My other goal is to live my writing life the way I live the rest of my life: quiet and solitary the majority of the time, and, on occasion, poke my head in socially.
Here are a few books I plan to read this summer:
Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling (I'm gearing up for the final movie next week!)
Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
Dark Places, Gillian Flynn
Home Stand, James McKean
The Case of The Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall
Witch & Wizard, James Patterson
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust
What books are on your summer list?