New for 2012

It’s been a month since I switched up my writing process, and I’m having an unbelievable amount of success with the new system. By structuring my writing time into 45- or 60-minute blocks of intense, focused work followed by 15 minutes of mandatory rest, I’m producing work that’s far superior in terms of quality to what I was doing before. Still working on eliminating “ambient work” and claiming my right to be “unproductive,” though.

This great post, 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing, agrees with me. “That Story Isn’t Going to UnFuck Itself” should be chiseled into the walls above all our desks.

For me, 2012 is going to be about writing, money, writing, jobs, writing, and oh yeah, writing. In March and April I’ll be going on a virtual book tour to promote and talk about Have You Seen Me, so stay tuned for that.

Also, I just volunteered to accompany some friends to a high school GSA to talk about being genderqueer. I know I’m always going on and on about how I hate talking about gender, but I like high school kids, the panel will be 100 percent non-binary, and one of the other panelists graduated from the same high school 15 years ago and I just gotta see this.

What would you want to hear, if you were a high school kid and a bunch of genderqueer people came to your school?

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