My Month of Writing, Derailed

The month of September has been a big writing month for me. Or at least it was supposed to be. I had the plan to work on a new manuscript a little every day this month. I was making decent progress, too. But then disaster struck. One day (the 13th, it so happened), I pluggedContinue reading “My Month of Writing, Derailed”

Flow: A Mid-Year Check-in

For close to a decade, I’ve been observing the practice of choosing a word by which to live for the new year. This is inspired by One Word 365, and I have found it a preferable alternative to making resolutions. Most years that I’ve done this, I have experienced positive results: it has added greaterContinue reading “Flow: A Mid-Year Check-in”

A Gimmicky Rhyme Scheme for Pursuing a State of Flow

My word for the year is Flow, based on the work and writing of psychologist Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi. His book on Flow has been foundational to this effort: finding a center is key to his proposed concept of flow, as one seeks an ideal state between anxiety and boredom where we meet the moment with confidenceContinue reading “A Gimmicky Rhyme Scheme for Pursuing a State of Flow”