The First-Draft Blues

The First-Draft Blues

You hear it all the time… “This is garbage!” You exclaim, looking at the first draft of your novel. “Trash! How could I have written something this bad?!” We’ve all been there. Well, if you’ve ever actually finished a project. If you haven’t finished your story,...
The Joy of The Process

The Joy of The Process

Are you the sort of person who wants to snap your fingers and be done with it? Snap! Dinner is cooked. Snap! The dishes are clean. Snap! I’m a fully mature, independent adult who no longer makes mistakes or experiences any failure. Just me? The Process of Life...
The Joy of quitting

The Joy of quitting

Sometimes, things are hard and worth doing. But sometimes, things are just hard. How are we supposed to know the difference? It seems to be a common theme on the blog in the past couple of weeks or so to talk about hard things and how to persevere despite the...
How to have Joy when Life is Hard

How to have Joy when Life is Hard

Why does life have to be so hard sometimes? We all have days where waking up and getting ready for the day feels more like walking through a foot of sludge than the gift that it is. When the tasks on our to-do list seem to balloon to twice their actual size, or when...
The Joy of a Willing Heart

The Joy of a Willing Heart

Are you a perfectionist? Believe it or not, I’m a bit of a perfectionist myself. My definition of ‘good enough’ usually means doing something with little to zero mistakes. If I do something, and it’s not as good as it could be, it is now wholly terrible. Irredeemable....
The Joy of Anxiety

The Joy of Anxiety

Are you an anxious person? Do you often find yourself sitting with the feeling of a thousand flies swarming around your heart?  Your stomach twisting and knotting together. Your brain mulls the same scenario over and over again, each time coming up with a new...

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