The Journal: Checking In

In today’s Journal * Writing lags * Carmelita Ramos * Kill Zone blog * Of Interest * The Numbers Writing Lags I was recently reminded that only last year I had a four-month (May through August) lag in writing. Weird how the mind forgets things like that. Here I was thinking this is the longest I’ve gone without the ability to write, but that just isn’t true. I’m currently only about six weeks into my current lag, and it’s for a much better reason. So I’m going to try to not worry about it so much and just wait it … Read more

The Journal: A Day Off and Writing Sales Copy

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * A Day Off * Search the Journal * Of Interest * The Numbers Quote of the Day “The less promise and potency in the self, the more imperative is the need for pride. The core of pride is self-rejection.” Bruce Lee Self-esteem is at the core of the ability to trust yourself and write into the dark. Yesterday I mostly blew off the day. I had to get labs (fasting) at 7 a.m. so I had no coffee etc. until after that. It’s only pure luck that yesterday’s Journal was coherent. … Read more

The Journal: Bottom-Line Concerns

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Bottom-line concerns * Degrees of communication * Writing into the dark * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.” Bruce Lee “Bottom line concerns have all but decimated the publishers’ promotional efforts….” Paul Dinas on Anne R. Allen’s blog “Bottom-line concerns.” Yes. Because today the major traditional publishers increase the value of their corporation NOT by publishing and selling books but by paying a pittance for IP, then valuating that IP … Read more