Duotrope

I also stumbled across a brilliant writers resource – something I have been searching for all these years since the internet has grown to fruition – a site that tells you who wants what and what they will or will not pay for, especially for short horror fiction! CHECK OUT DUOTROPE! I have already started submitting stories to a few of these sites, ones that will take ‘novelettes’ – or waffly [overly verbose] short stories like mine.

Flow in creativity – flow theory

Mr. Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced chick-sent-me-high-ee) is chiefly renowned as the architect of the notion of flow in creativity; people enter a flow state when they are fully absorbed in activity during which they lose their sense of time and have feelings of great satisfaction.

Mr. Csikszentmihalyi describes flow as “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

As motivation for low points during future projects – remember what it is like when you are writing and totally immersed in the process so that you are not even aware it’s there anymore and you’re living in the world that you created.