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To NaNo or Not to NaNo

For the past couple years, I’ve dedicated my Novembers to NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month. I’ve committed to writing an average of 1700 words/day no matter what, even when that meant writing in the Reykjavik airport. Just hit 40k words at the airport in Iceland, consuming black coffee & a clearly imported orange. #NaNoWriMo2014 #adventures #GonnaDoThis — Jana Fisher (@janafisher) November 26, 2014 My novels haven’t exactly been readable — I’m not sure how anything…

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Writing Mean Songs

We all love a good, mean breakup song when we hear it on the radio — “You Oughta Know,” “Irreplaceable,” “F*ck/Forget You.” But what does it seem like when it’s coming from someone you know? At what point do we have to curtail our creativity to preserve our relationships?

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Just Start

I realized that by not prioritizing music, I had abandoned an integral part of who I was. I’ve found it’s hard for me to create my own momentum if I’m waiting. Maybe I don’t want to grind out a show per month like I used to in the old days when I was so poor I’d take my keyboard on the subway, but if I wait around for opportunities to fall into my lap, I’ll do nothing. What I’ve learned here is that I can’t move forward without moving forward. I can’t wait until it’s the exact right time or the exact right idea. Those things will never come. I can only start and hope the wind is at my back.

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