Withdrawal and wishful thinking

Having finished the first draft of the novel I was working on, I've been taking a break from fiction writing during January and February... partly to get some perspective on the draft before I revise, and partly to focus on my other career for a bit. The plan is to balance both careers, of course. I'm … Continue reading Withdrawal and wishful thinking

Six ways writers are like Olympic athletes

When the Australian world champion swimmer dubbed 'The Missile' swam a time dramatically slower than expected in the 4X100m freestyle relay at the London Olympics this week -- resulting in NO MEDAL (shock! horror!) -- the media furor was pretty shocking. "What happened?" everyone wanted to know, the implicit meaning being: How could you do this to us? … Continue reading Six ways writers are like Olympic athletes