On Your Way To Becoming A Happy Writer

Writers and non-writers alike, you should be happy. You deserve to be. So…

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • Don’t attempt to please 7 million plus people.
  • Don’t forget to live, have fun, and enjoy your life.
Personal Reflection · Reading

Family, Food, Fun

What more can I possibly ask for? Aside from a good book, of course.


How Can Anyone Dislike Reading?

When people tell me they don’t read for pleasure, I wonder what they do for fun.

How can you not like books?

If you don’t read, your life isn’t complete. Enough said.

Blogging · Writing

Which Do You Avoid More: Blogging Or Writing?

I’ve been meaning to write about procrastination for quite some time. I figured I’d put a twist on it. And this is what happened.

While I love blogging and writing with an indescribable passion, some days I do everything possible not to pick up a pencil or create a new post. Somehow I manage to do both almost every day. Even during those pesky moments when stringing together a coherent sentence is the last thing on my mind. The art of evasion (read: procrastination) is a broad topic. Meaning I’m going to break it up and give you a manageable amount of information every day. Sound good? Even if you’re shaking your head right now, I can’t physically see you. So I’m giving you permission to avoid my blog for a few days if you are bored already. Bravo to you if you choose to blog or write instead of reading the rest of this post.

For those of you who made the sorry mistake of sticking around, it isn’t too late to back out. But once you’re in, you’re not getting out. It’s like being in quicksand. You’re sinking deeper and deeper the longer you’re here. Anyhow, I digress. I haven’t in such a long time, it feels good to stray away from my point. Frankly, I haven’t had the time to digress.

OK, moving on to the million dollar question…which do you avoid more: blogging or writing?

Between the two I think I put off writing more often. My reasons are as follows. Blogging is easier for me. I have less pressure to impress. I don’t need to employ perfect spelling and grammar all the time. And I don’t take blogging as seriously. Why suck the fun out of something that’s meant to be enjoyable? Am I right or right?

I have so much to say but I’ll save it for tomorrow. For now, you should tell me which one you evade more often. I’d love to hear your answer and your reason(s).

Have a great day. Try to do both today!


A Writer’s Expenses

For those curious souls…

A Writer's Expenses

This is not to say every writer spends their money this way. But the above is quite accurate when applied to me since I made this graph by myself on Microsoft Excel. I originally planned to do a pie chart but I found that creating the above was much easier.

Clothing: A writer can do without a closet full of clothes, shoes, and accessories. What can’t they do without? I mention this later.

Living: By living, I mean the things I want and desire but can survive without. Entertainment falls in this category.

Surviving: Surprised that my surviving expenses are so low? Well, excluding eating and writing, I don’t need much to survive.

Eating: A writer cannot function when starved or malnourished. Food is important.

Writing: But writing is more important. Which is why half my expenses go towards the purchasing of writing supplies (notebooks, books, pens, etc.) and more.

I don’t live an extremely expensive lifestyle…at least that’s what I have assumed for the past few years. Think of it this way, if you gave me a hundred dollars, here’s how I would spend it…

  • $50 for writing related supplies or materials
  • $25 for food and drinks
  • $15 for necessities
  • $7.50 for fun/recreation
  • $2.50 for a pair of socks

An Exchange Between A Writer And A Non-Writer

Non-writer: I can't imagine writing every day for the rest of my life.
Writer: You know some people do that for a living. And many others do it for fun.

The Writer’s Equivalent Of Death

Deleting entire paragraphs or pages from a manuscript.

Oh, the horror.