Milestone Unlocked – Sidebar post

Yesterday I hit another major milestone in my life. I wrote and passed my Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam. What does that have to do with writing? Not much…and at the same time, everything. The PMP is important to my ongoing (non-writing) career. It will help pay the bills in ways my writing currently isn’t. It was also taking all of my focus away from everything else. Also, if you haven’t discovered this yet, being able to schedule and organize (which are components of the PMP) are kind of important in everything you do, including your writing. To celebrate, I’m going to do something I haven’t done in quite a while – Read a book.

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Being a (Perfect) Writer

There was a point in my life where I made a conscious decision that I was going to be a writer. Not only a writer, but a published writer (and, if I were to be honest, a perfect writer). The question was, how would I go about doing that? So, I began a quest to find the legendary manual of how to become a published writer. I started out at the library, sussing out any tome that claimed to have insight into the craft of writing. Then I went online to search and finally, I went to the bookstore. During this time I found several books from varying degrees of (famous/accomplished) writers. Over the course of a couple years I […]

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Should Perfect Be Your Writing Goal?

I have been giving a lot of thought to my own writing and the journey I have taken thus far. Let me tell you, looking back, my preconceptions about being an author were WAY off. As an amateur I truly had no idea what I needed to do or what to expect. That being the case, I’ve decided to write a series of articles talking about the various stages of my writing journey and the misconceptions I had. At this very moment, I think the series of articles will look something like this: Being a (Perfect) Writer I had lots of questions when I began. How do I write a story? What is it about the craft that I need […]

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