There is no point thinking too much about the publishing part until you have actually written something. Writing is a habit. The more you write the easier it is to write. And the better your writing becomes. Like any habit, you can develop it. In this post, I talk about what developing a writing habit might look like in practical terms.
Are you treating dealing with your e-mail as one task on your to-do list? Do you get frustrated at how many hours a day you spend on it? Is your measure of success dealing with all of it? Do you then chastise yourself for never succeeding? E-mail is a medium for communication. The fact that [...]
Interesting question. Charlie Gilkey has written a thought provoking post that I highly recommend. How Is Your Perfectionism Feeding You? He is writing for an audience of people like me. People who help other people. However, the patterns he talks about apply to people like you, too. Does this statement resonate? Do you crave the [...]
This post by Charlie Gilkey applies to a lot of academics. Prove Them Right. What about all the people who said you could do it? The people who always saw more in you than you ever saw in yourself. The ones who caught you when you fell and steered you straight when you were lost. [...]
“The usual result of worrying about excellence or perfection before you start creating is that you’ll never start creating. Let go of how good the end product will be and embrace the act of creating. Excellence comes as a byproduct of continual creation and learning.” (Charlie Gilkey, Productive Flourishing, July 30, 2009) When you only [...]