Focus Fox says: If you are struggling with goals, change them up. Maybe instead of focusing on word count, you should focus on pages. But, if you have to lean in too close to focus, consider glasses.
Ever notice how different families tend to have a different motto they lived by. It was the phrase they said when things got tough or talking about someone else having a hard time. I grew up at the intersection of 'It is what it is' and 'it could be worse'. I never really thought about … Continue reading Family mottos:
Focus Fox says: The worst novel on the page is far better than the best novel in your head. Unless placed there by alien tech, then it's a toss up.
My six-year-old daughter was bringing chapstick to school. "Don't let anyone use your chapstick," I said. "Mom," She huffed then said, "I'm not that kind of girl."
Focus Fox says: If your novel suxs, you can always try burning it in a ritual sacrifice to appease the Muses. Or you could learn from it and make the next one better.
I believe the human mind is always seeking to make order out of chaos. I seek to make sense of the random acts that effect me by working them into my own personal stories. I emphasize different facets of my story based on what is important to me at that moment. My narrative grows and changes as I do. … Continue reading The story we tell ourselves
Focus Fox Says: There is no try, only do, and do not. So be careful which one you use or you could cause a space-time paradox.
My 6 year-old daughter was in tears. "He called me a bad name." "What did he call you?" Referring to the red headed four-year old that held on to my shirt. "A chandelier," she said. Well, that shed some light on the argument.
Focus Fox says: Even virtual sprinting with friends can help you get better. Unless we are talking marathon training. I guess you could both run on treadmills. So I take it back, maybe it would help with marathons too.
I was thinking about the web of connections we make in our lives and the method we use to communicate. I’m not a super social person. My day-job is a remote position. I spend my days in wall-to-wall phone calls, wading through email tsunami and IM flood. My order of preference for most communication is … Continue reading What ranks lower than Morse Code