Lillith Black

Exploring life through writing

A Perfect Writing Spot

Once upon a time I was obsessed with finding a perfect writing spot. I was only beginning to write my first novel and the level of self-doubt was off the charts. I didn’t know what to write, I feared that I will run out of ideas after each chapter, I was worried about the plot […]

Multi-tasking and Writing

I think I am not a multi-tasker. I always thought I was, and god knows at work I act like I am at least two people at all times, but when it comes to writing, I’m just not. For the past six months I’ve been working on my book and that caused me to completely […]

A Lesson in Patience

Last night an orchid I have been babysitting for exactly a year finally bloomed. I was beside myself with joy, I really thought the day would never come. You might not understand what’s the big deal here, but then you need to know one thing about me. I have a green thumb when it comes […]

Why Do I Love to Write

When my day gets crazy (which is pretty much every day) and I have no time left to do anything but chores, I may ask myself: Why do I even bother trying to write and continuing to make my fruitless attempts to sit down and jot down an idea or two, or a paragraph, or […]

Why am I afraid to write

When I was a child, I loved to make up stories. My best friend and I would talk for hours and come up with the craziest stories that we would sometimes write down. As I got older life happened, story-telling and writing were placed on a ‘way back’-burner. First I didn’t have the time and then I didn’t have […]

Writing, there is no other way to be

Books and my family have an affair that’s been going on for over two centuries. My great-great-grandfather owned a book store and was a book doctor. He would sell and lend books, but most importantly would give ‘sick’ books new life. Books weren’t mass produced back then the way they are today. Books were read […]

Be Happy: The Simple Pleasures

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to Simplify My Life. Besides the obvious things like clearing out the clutter, getting more organized and other physical matters, I think it is important to simplify my life perception. So often I find myself unhappy and wonder why. I mean, I have everything that an average American […]