This story was originally posted on August 11, 2017. I think it’s interesting to think about what too much of a good thing would look like. In this story, I think it looks like a bit of a headache.
It’s the middle part of the project that often seems the hardest.
Here are some ideas for getting through to the end.
Beginnings are fun–a new idea that seems so perfect in your mind & you can’t wait to see it on the page. Endings are great–there’s such a sense of accomplishment! But the middle? Well, there’s almost always a point where it looks like it’s not going to work and everything is just terrible.
However, it’s worth finishing!!
① Remember that there are still things to learn from this project that you can only learn by finishing.
② Use it as an experiment to see if it can be saved–brainstorm and try something new.
③ Tell yourself that you can polish it later, for now you just need something on the page to work with.
④ Give yourself a deadline and race to meet it without worrying about how things look–for now.
…Any other ideas?
This story was originally posted on February 28, 2018. I love writing silly tall tales! It’s fun to imagine they’re true for a moment, even if it’s obvious that they aren’t. If you search my website for the phrase “grandpa story,” you’ll find several more. Please let me know what you think!
This story was originally posted October 26, 2017. It was posted again on May 17, 2019. I like writing about trolls. They’re like people, but they aren’t people, and I think that’s interesting to explore.
It took a little longer to paint this picture, but it was fun to do. I hope you enjoy the video. Please let me know what you think!
This story was originally posted May 12, 2017. It was posted again on May 31, 2019. It was one of the first of my many mad scientist stories. Mad scientists are fun to write about. They are logical, and have goals, and are sometimes also a little bit too dramatic, creative, or silly. It’s all very likable.
This video took a couple retakes to get right. I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think!
This story was originally posted December 8, 2016. It was posted again on May 3, 2019. It remains my favorite of the stories I’ve posted here, so I chose it to be the first of my flashback videos.
I had a lot of fun making the video. I hope you enjoy it, too. Please let me know what you think!