The months ahead are going to be filled with unpredictability. With equal parts dread and hope, I’m stepping into a new phase of life in July. Before I do that, however, I want to put myself in a positive frame of mind. That is why I decided to bring this feature back at this juncture.
The future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment.
– Pema Chodron
I have been so worried about what is forthcoming that I’ve not stopped to appreciate the moments in front of me. Also, I’ve been so consumed by the thought of if I’ll be able to write or not once I begin work that I haven’t worked on my projects besides my blog for quite a long time now. I feel like the last few days of June are the best time for me to plan my future work, regardless of whether I’ll be able to stick to it or not.
Chances are I’ll be needing all the valuable tips on here soon enough. Even with all the madness that might come with my new job, I have decided to do Camp NaNoWriMo this July. I’m not going to let myself get sorted into any cabin though, because I don’t think I’ll have the time for interaction, and I’m setting myself a very modest goal. I want to see if I can build a consistent writing habit even with my free time shrinking dramatically. Anyway, I found this article to be perfect for those juggling school or full-time jobs but aspire to have a writing career as well.
How to Write a Novel When You Have a Full-Time Life (with author M. J. McGriff) from the Well-Storied Blog [previously She’s Novel]
This is the most inspiring, funny and clever speech on writing I’ve ever heard. This is also very popular and most of you may already be familiar with it. This is the keynote address given by celebrated author Neil Gaiman to the graduating class of UArts in 2012.
What better way to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter than by a quote from the most beloved children’s series of all time? Albus Dumbledore has dispensed tons of wisdom in his time as headmaster and to this day remains one of the most quotable fictional characters. This is one such vastly profound quote that has stuck with me.
How was June for you? Are you a Potterhead out celebrating 20 years of magic today? Have any more inspiration to share? Let me know in the comments section below.