Friday Morning FYI – 1/6/2017

Welcome (back!) to your Friday Morning FYI (late for old times’ sake) – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

Hi all! I know it’s been a while (three months-ish to be ish-y), but I’m back with all new Friday Morning FYIs. I think I’ll start us up with a writing observation, since writing has been one the things with which I’ve been so occupied.

Writing what, you ask? Great question! That leads us to this week’s FYI:

I’ve always been of the opinion multi-tasking is dumb, especially in writing. How can you put out good creative content when bouncing back and forth between what are usually separate ideas (stories) involving different characters and settings? Well, apparently I was wrong – to an extent.

While working on my novel, I’ve banged out a few pretty darn good short stories recently (hopefully good news to announce on that front soon), and found taking a break from the wide, deep story in my novel to play with some fun short stuff was not only not a hindrance to the novel’s progress, but nice mental relief. Of course novels and SSs are very different, and I wouldn’t recommend continuously hammering away at both simultaneously, but every now and then seems fine. Live and learn, or some such 🙂

Hope you all had a blessed holiday season and great new year.


Thanks for reading,


4 thoughts on “Friday Morning FYI – 1/6/2017

  1. Hey, Ron – I think it is sometimes very useful to get away from that “one thing” we’re working on – like sitting outside for a few in the middle of an insanely busy workday – airs out the brain. Good luck on the hopeful news and Happy New Year.

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