Solitary Confinement

I saw the cutest comic the other day on Mashable from Josh Mecouch of Formal Sweatpants. It was about how Trolley the Procrastination Troll easily convinces the character to blow away his entire day watching videos instead of working, and it made me think about my own procrastination when it comes to writing. I like … Continue reading Solitary Confinement

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Growing Pains

For me one of the hardest parts of writing is putting the first word on the page (or at least getting down the first decent sentence). I've heard you shouldn't edit while writing, but I find it hard not to. I can't see going forward if what I started with isn't right. My method probably … Continue reading Growing Pains

Here We Go Again

I survived another residency and I'm glad to be home - sort of. Before I get into all the bitter-sweetness of driving back to TN let me first tell you about my latest residency. It amazes me how they can pack so much into nine days. Towards the end my brain was turning to mush … Continue reading Here We Go Again

Dis(en)couragement

I know strange title. Why not just put discouragement? Because it is going to be a strange post about encouragement out of discouragement – and it was a lot better than WTF?? It's the day after Christmas and sadly I didn't get to go home as planned, but I got over that (a little bit), … Continue reading Dis(en)couragement

Long Time No See

It has been a good while since my last post - I missed the entire month of October. Man what an excruciating month that was. In October, I was preparing to submit my third annotation which included two short stories I'd been working on. My mentor wanted me to get in touch with my emotions … Continue reading Long Time No See