Writing. It's hard y'all! Yet there is something we can do to alleviate the stress of 'getting it right' and that is to plunge mightily into the depths of perfectionism, look around at our murky surroundings while we are down there, and then vow never to wallow into those muddy waters ever again. I know … Continue reading Why write? It’s a mystery!
A few weeks ago I spent six days by myself in the Achterhoek, a rural part of the Netherlands, to focus on my writing. I am (perpetually) in the middle of writing a novel-length story and since I find it difficult to find the peace and focus I need to properly work on it, I … Continue reading Amateur