To buy or not to buy?

At the beginning of this year I promised myself not to buy any new books for the whole year. Just read from my shelves, from my e-book subscription and from the library. It went well, I only bought a couple of e-books I needed for some research, but I have a feeling that my to-read … Continue reading To buy or not to buy?

Writing projects

As many of you embark on the NaNoWriMo adventure, I'm on day 60 of my own writing project. And this month marks the end of notes taking and starting writing the first draft. I'm not giving myself a 50k words challenge in a month, but I'm definitely curious how far I'll come. I have 40 … Continue reading Writing projects

How I deal with no-days

Today I woke up late and from the start I felt like I lost a couple of hours of the day. Normally I would try to shake of this feeling by telling myself that I still had enough hours to do everything that I needed to do and just get on with it, without thinking … Continue reading How I deal with no-days

I’m not lost anymore

I felt lost for years. Feeling like I was in the wrong place. I was constantly searching, looking for this feeling of belonging, of knowing that I’m on the right path. And now, since I write every day, since I turned to the book world, to writing, O don’t feel lost anymore. I feel like … Continue reading I’m not lost anymore

100 days writing project – 50 days later

Today marks the 52nd day of my writing project. I filled one notebook with words and started another. I still don't know where it will take me, but I'm sure it will take me somewhere. I like my life this way. Spending my days in my room, writing, reading, working on everything that is important … Continue reading 100 days writing project – 50 days later

The question of planning

Sometimes I'd read an article on writing or talk to another writer about it and I would read or hear how important planning is. It very often sends me to a notebook to plan what I want to write, to get in all on paper. And nothing would happen. My mind would go blank and … Continue reading The question of planning

This is normal

If I hear/read one more time "I can't wait to get back to normal" I may scream. This is our normal, it's a new normal, but this is it. Accept it. Stop fighting it, learn to live with it and in the middle of it. This pandemic isn't going anywhere soon, and when it's gone, … Continue reading This is normal

First draft

Today I just want to remember what Anne Lamott says in Bird by Bird. Writing a first draft is very much like watching Polaroid develop. You can't – and, in fact, you're not supposed to – know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing. And this, also from … Continue reading First draft

Life vision

You hear me talk (see me write) about my life vision quite often. How I connect to it in the times of doubt, how I check with it when thinking about new project, when I connect to it in the times I don't know anymore why I'm doing what I'm doing. But what is this … Continue reading Life vision

Less thinking, more doing

We think too much. I think too much. That's how it goes: "I need to write/clean the bathroom/do the groceries/exercise/whatever else I have to do. But do I feel like it? Do I have to do this now? How am I supposed to do that? Which workout to choose today? How do I feel about … Continue reading Less thinking, more doing