Thursday, January 31, 2008

Writer Apprentice 2008 Edition

Here I am again. This month I am at the knee of the redoubtable Margie Lawson, learning all about Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors (e-mail and excessive surfing, anyone?) It's a very good course filled with tools to attack and defeat all the negative things we tell ourselves and the negative behaviors we tend to have around writing.

Goals for 2008...well, they seem formidable. But I think another pass through my WIP's couldn't exactly hurt. And this is the year I tackle Donald Maass's Breakout Novel books and continue to master short fiction.

And I would like to blog just a little bit more. :D

I do have a new short story. Finishing it made me feel like I'd accomplished a marathon. If I do this once a month, I could have an anthology by the end of the year. (!!)

Maybe I'm just a teeny weeny bit depressed with all that's going on...which makes The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path through Depression a timely addition to my library. Nationally known creativity coach Eric Maisel will be my guest right here on Feb 21st, as part of his virtual blog tour for VGB. The tour has already started--the schedule is here and I encourage you to surf around. I'm small potatoes :) but he is visiting many neat people in different artistic disciplines with unique perspectives on creativity and depression.

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