Setting Deadlines for Creative Projects: Helpful or Hurtful?

As I consider my goals for the coming year, I find myself wondering if it makes sense to put deadlines … More Setting Deadlines for Creative Projects: Helpful or Hurtful?

Wrestling Creative Demons: Dealing With The Inner Critic

As an eight-time NaNoWriMo veteran, you’d think I would have all the answers when it comes to writing a 50,000 … More Wrestling Creative Demons: Dealing With The Inner Critic

Big Creative Projects Take a Leap of Faith

It’s Day 3 of NaNoWriMo (the challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days), and I am having the usual early … More Big Creative Projects Take a Leap of Faith

Hiking Tips for Big Creative Projects (I’m Looking At You, NaNoWriMo)

Last week, I hiked up to Ruby Jewel Lake with my husband. The three-mile trail was steep and rocky, with … More Hiking Tips for Big Creative Projects (I’m Looking At You, NaNoWriMo)