I have long suspected I'm a cookie short of a dozen. I have always been vaguely aware that there's only a small distance between "whimsically creative" and "bat shit crazy" -- and that even at the best of times, crossing it would not be that much of a stretch for me.
Come on, give yourself a break.
Hey #NaNoWriMo, maybe not everyone has a novel in them. And that's totally OK.
Camp NaNoWriMo is the summertime version of National Novel Writing Month and provides an online gathering-place and support group for writers working on any type of writing project.
Writing is like vomiting, I learned: Just get it all out, and don't worry about what comes out. I needed a lot of words for my first book, Burn Zones.
A couple years ago my friends and I made a list of 52 goals we wanted to accomplish, the equivalent of a bucket list for a year's worth of achievable things. Most of them were simple goals, but measurable.
After seeing Birdman I decided every writer should see this movie. That's especially true if you're desperately hammering away at that novel you're trying to finish for National Novel Writing Month.