Doubt, trepidation, and anxiety are all fairly natural qualities in a writer. I know these feelings are not unique to me. And yet, that solidarity doesn’t make it feel any easier to approach writing. To get over the fear and actually write. When am I ready to write a story? I am a pantser. When I… Read More Am I Ready For This Story?
Can I blame the summer heat for my writing slump? It seems the only time I can manage to write anything is a couple hundred words during my morning commute, the subway AC blasting, ice coffee in my hand, tapping on my phone. Sometimes, I wonder if my neighbors on the train ever take a look… Read More Notes from a subway drafter…
I began watching Luke Cage this weekend, and there’s a phrase the echoes throughout the first few episodes (perhaps further, but I’m only on episode 4). Luke and Pop have a call and response: “Forward always,” Luke says, “Always forward,” Pop replies. In the series, this statement is loaded with emotion, with the past experiences… Read More Forward always, always forward
I’ve been in a huge funk this summer. Things at work are just plain awful, and as a result I’ve been stressed, anxiety-ridden, and exhausted. So many good things have happened this summer, but the bad at work seems to be outweighing the good in my outside life. I’ve been less excited to read, to… Read More I will write
At over 400 pages in its first draft, my current WIP is a monster. Meandering, and repetitive, I spent so many words figuring out the world of my story, getting to know the characters, learning their motives, their passions, their faults. When I started writing this book during my first ever NaNoWriMo in November 2014,… Read More Revisions, revisions
It’s been almost three months since my last post and most of my time away has not been filled with writing or writing related thoughts. It’s easy to get distracted by any number of things, and this winter, writing hasn’t been my primary focus. It seems almost everything else was more important, but perhaps everything… Read More Radio Silence…ending now
Another year comes to a close. With the holiday season in full force, I realistically won’t be dedicating much time to writing until after the new year. My miniscule one-ish bedroom apartment is about to host two other people and a dog. Add an open floor plan, and that means very little writing going on… Read More A reflection on 2015