Sometimes it’s hard for me to balance my interests and hobbies – writing and fitness. They couldn’t be more different from each other. Fitness requires physical movement, whereas writing is literally the opposite as it’s so stationary. But then I … Continue reading How I Learned Self-Discipline
One morning a while back my husband started doing the dishes at 6 AM – bless him. But the water running, dishes clanging, and his steady coughing/sniffling from week-long allergies – it was all giving me a headache. I was … Continue reading Have the Conversation
“….I miss just writing. I miss creating something new, thinking up new and quirky scenarios to put my characters in. New ways to present information. I miss the feeling of fresh words flowing.
Filling up blank pages with words is so exciting for me, and it gives me a sense of purpose. So when I’m not writing, I get into this slump….” Continue reading When I’m Not Writing
During a job interview earlier this year, I told the interviewer my favorite part about the writing process is revision. I told her that I liked it because it’s during this stage that the story comes alive. This is when … Continue reading Trust Yourself
I used to despise writing workshops. When I first started grad school, I was so afraid of group critiques and workshops. The whole environment, culture, and practices of writers in general were foreign to me. As you saw in my … Continue reading Being Open to Criticism
So far, I don’t like to plot or outline. Instead, I like to dive head first into cold water with Megaladon swimming nearby. I know it’s a bad idea, but the call of the sea is too strong. But in … Continue reading Why I Don’t Plot