is talent overly romanticized?

I've lately been thinking a lot about literary talent and whether I am competent or "talented" enough to be the writer I want to be. When I first started out writing, I pictured a romanticized version of a lazy genius, someone who could write perfect sentences and construct perfect plot lines and characters when they [...]

goodbye, 2018

It's that time of year again - when you look over last years resolutions and sigh and hope that the new year bodes better than the last. My first post on this blog was about my resolutions for 2018, and, needless to say, I didn't completely deliver. These were my goals for 2018, readily copied [...]