Tag: stress

writing

Getting Over It

I’ve given myself permission to start working on that “other” project. Ultimately, it’s a project too big to contain in one book, and too time consuming for pure novels. I’m not taking the idea of the novel off the table, but I am going back to the story’s roots, which is visual, not literary. If …

growth

Cortisol

I got 80 in biology in grade 9. That sounds decent, but even though I may later have gotten worse marks in other things, I would label biology my worst subject. I could never have been a doctor or a vet. It’s not that viscera bothers me. I went weirdly serene when my daughter split …

business

Crossroads

I’m at a bit of a crossroads. On one hand, I’ve just finished what I believe to be a well-written novel that I hope to sell. On the other hand, I have a day job in a small company which is rife with repetitive issues, infighting and a myopic unwillingness to change. Having worked for …