"There are plenty of obstacles in your path. Don't allow YOURSELF to become one of them." - Ralph Marston I suffer from migraines. Sometimes they are so debilitating I spend days in the dark, afraid to even turn my head, so the vertigo won't make me lose my balance or, worse, throw up. The throbbing … Continue reading Obstacles
What a silky, treacherous word. We hide behind it and luxuriate in our high standards. We, the barons of Ivory Pages, Rise above our mediocre peers who underwhelm us daily with their wide-eyed, bourgeois creations. We mock their innocence and vulnerability. Eh, it's quite endearing to some degree, if we're honest. Cute is a better … Continue reading Perfectionism
Photo by Kathy Jones on Pexels.com "Continuous effort - not strength and intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill I have finally finished my first complete short story. It's quite an accomplishment for this novice writer who struggles with the insecurities of writing in a second language and all the … Continue reading Dilemma
Perseverance is not my strongest suit. I get easily distracted by the next shiny subject and drop the one that I just got bored with. I can easily figure out others, but have trouble fixing myself. Why do I stop pursuing one difficult task and quickly move to another? What am I afraid of? It's … Continue reading The Enthusiasm of Failure
"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." - Ernest Hemingway Great advice from Master Hemingway, isn't it? Just write that TRUE sentence and you're off to a great start. If I could interview Mr. Hemingway, I'd ask him what makes a sentence ring TRUE. Is it … Continue reading True Sentence?
"Writing is a way of talking without getting interrupted." Jules Renaud I am a shy person. Painfully shy, I should emphasize, now that I live in an another country and speak a second language I still don't have a command of yet. When I left Romania almost 15 years ago, I'd hoped that I would … Continue reading Writing over talking