Posts Tagged ‘ Flickr ’

Thriving on the deadline: Motivational tips and tricks

No matter who you are or what you choose to do with your life, motivating yourself is always going to be part of the challenge, although sometimes this seems especially true for freelancers. Sure, some days you’ll spring out of bed and gnaw away on the projects you need to finish with the intensity of a hungry beaver, but most days you’ll have excuses. Lots of them. Never fear, Continue Reading...

Self-publishing is the only way

Despite the terrible things people say about self-publishing, I've come to the conclusion that it's the only way to make any money as a writer. Please note that I hate money as much as the next artiste, and I don't want to have to sell myself short in favor of a paycheck. However, I will admit that I enjoy writing for money, because I feel it's the best way to pay for my not-so-extravagant Continue Reading...

Winter haiku

I haven't written any of my haiku-a-day in a while, and since I've got a few Basho books out of the library right now, I thought I'd give it a go. It's the end of January, and I'm feeling a bit unmoored. I'm used to ice and snow at this time of the year, and while it's certainly cold here in Texas (apparently it's 34 degrees outside right now) and rather a desolate landscape (as evidenced by my Continue Reading...

Haiku A Day #1 — Rocktober!

[caption id="attachment_761" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Breakfast of champions: guitar bento (photo by Flickr user Sakurako Kitsa)"][/caption] I forgot to mention yesterday that it's now ROCKTOBER! (the exclamation point is actually mandatory), so my first real haiku a day is inspired by this concept. And what is the concept of Rocktober!, you may be asking? According to the Continue Reading...

End of novel, feeling fragmented

[caption id="attachment_434" align="alignright" width="372" caption=""Shards" (photo by Flickr user nualabugeye - back again soon)"][/caption] So... I finished my 3-day novel (and wrote about the experience for the Fuel Your Writing website here). It's more of a long short-story than a true novel. But that's about all I want to say about that, for now. I feel kind of drained, kind of Continue Reading...