With the exception of two random midnight inspirations, I haven’t written poetry since last summer, and most of last summer’s poetry was jumbled, incoherent overpoetical ramblings about how many late nights I spent at the barn during thunderstorms. I have many, many thunder and lightning poems because of those nights; I love the memories, but… Continue reading The Big Book of Exit Strategies and A Poetry Renewal
I don’t remember giving up new year’s resolutions. They used to be a big, exciting deal for me, as if this were the only point in the year when I was truly open to change. But just in the past eight months, I’ve taken huge strides towards becoming the person I want to be, so when… Continue reading New Year, Same Me
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have four hour-and-a-half classes back to back. This past Tuesday, I skipped three of them. I wasn’t feeling well, it was gross and rainy outside, and it was just one of those days. Normally I’d be the last one to skip class. Being where I need to be on time… Continue reading Why Skipping Isn’t Always Bad
Let’s take a moment to be perfectly honest with ourselves about our abilities. Is it realistic to say we’ll write ten novels next year? Probably not. Is it realistic for some to write five? Yes. Is it unrealistic for others? Of course. If you’re of the resolution-making type, you probably have some experience at this… Continue reading How to Make New Year’s Resolutions (for Writers)
10. My cat is blocking my keyboard. 9. You see, I’m eating this cheese dip, so it would be really messy if I tried to write, too. 8. My sweater sleeves are so long that my fingers can’t reach past them to the keyboard/pencil. 7. My house is super messy, so I have to clean… Continue reading 10 Bad Excuses for Not Writing
The sequel to my superhero novel has a title and a cover. Feast your eyes!
Well, my NaNo is going better than I expected 🙂 This year I’m challenging myself to write two books: the sequel to my super hero story (which I finished by the way), and a book I’ve been sitting on for quite some time called The Die-Happy List. So far the latter makes up about 16,000… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 3