Saturday Inspiration

“After a hundred or something films, I’m constantly insecure. But here’s the hitch: it’s okay to fail, to feel insecurely, doubting yourself, finding confidence, and moving forward, and then doubting what you’ve just done. I think this is the life of the composer and this is the life of the artist.”

— Danny Elfman

This is such a profound statement to make, and I don’t think it’s been said nearly enough—professionals still struggle! Continue reading “Saturday Inspiration”

NaNo Diary Entry: 7 Days In

After 7 days of NaNoWriMo, I’m just under the average at 13,780 words.


I got to say, it’s cool writing a novel in a coffee shop. Continue reading “NaNo Diary Entry: 7 Days In”

You Are All Writing Warriors

As a special treat for NaNoWriMo writers and supporters, I’m doing a second inspirational quote this Saturday. I love this book and highly recommend it to all of my fellow warriors. Continue reading “You Are All Writing Warriors”

I Am Brilliant

I reread some old writing of mine this morning. It’s an old ur-novel I wrote between 2006 and 2009. It’s brilliant–it’s complex, it’s funny, it’s beautiful, it’s sad. Why did I deny it for so long as garbage, and why did I deny myself in the process as nothing more than a failure? Continue reading “I Am Brilliant”