Category: Writing

Writing Tracker – Week 6 (Feb. 4 – Feb. 10)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. I wrote a fair amount last week, but slowed down in terms of published output. It was the first week I only posted three pieces to my blog, though...

/ February 14, 2018

Writing Tracker – Week 5 (Jan. 28 – Feb. 3)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. I wrote more last week than in any other week of 2018 so far, despite taking Saturday off. The sum is due in large part to a splurge in...

/ February 7, 2018

Writing Tracker – Week 4 (Jan. 21 – Jan. 27)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. Last week was the first week of 2018 in which I took days off. This was for personal reasons, including attending my sister-in-law’s wedding. Weddings are such fun, beautiful...

/ January 31, 2018

Writing Tracker – Week 3 (Jan. 14 – Jan. 20)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. My writing followed a kind of bell-curve last week. I didn’t start very strong, with a couple long days toward the front end of the week, but things picked...

/ January 24, 2018

Writing Tracker – Week 2 (Jan. 7 – Jan. 13)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. At the start of last week, I struggled to get fired up in my writing. Fiction always comes easiest to me, so I jumped into a story I’ve been...

/ January 17, 2018

Think Investments Over Goals

Last year, I had the idea to write a pair of ebooks. The ebooks were intended to supplement the blog, drive traffic to it, and expand my writing platform. It was a good goal. The...

/ January 12, 2018

Writing Tracker (Dec. 31 – Jan. 6)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. At the start of 2018, I set a few concrete writing goals. As part of fulfilling those goals, I hope to publish my writing stats each week to 1)...

/ January 10, 2018

Goal-Setting in Writing

Starting Out From July 2013 through 2016, my primary writing goals were as follows: Maintain my blog by writing a new post every week. Write some fiction on the side. Pretty generic: I know. For...

/ January 3, 2018

Word Counts for Newbery Medal Winners

Everyone who writes children’s or YA lit wants to win a Newbery. That’s the pearl. But what’s the formula? Of course we know there isn’t one. Not exactly. And we also know we need to...

/ June 22, 2016

More freely, more fiercely

Journalists are not the enemy. Cartoonists are not the enemy. Satirists are not the enemy. Journalism – the freedom to listen, tell, and share – has become a dangerous profession. Last year saw scores of reporters...

/ January 8, 2015