I was terrified when my first short story I got published. The story was sad. It was risque. And it was deeply personal for many reasons. It was also published in my grad school’s literary magazine, so my peers read … Continue reading Who I Was vs. Who I Am
I finished my book a couple months ago, the one I wrote after my thesis that I mentioned in my last post. I FINISHED IT. As in, I completed the first draft, revised it, let others read and critique it, … Continue reading When I Reached “The End”…
I don’t believe in writer’s block. There, I said it. It’s probably an unpopular opinion, as I know many writers agonize over it, but I don’t believe in such a thing. I don’t believe that writers are randomly incapable of … Continue reading How I Feel About Writer’s Block
My last post on reflection got me thinking about my progress. But also got me thinking about telling others of our progress and how that might come across as bragging. Which (because I tend to spiral – as we know) got … Continue reading Why Not Brag on Ourselves?
Robinne Lee (actress, producer, author of The Idea of You) asked me at a book signing last summer if I’m a writer, and I answered without hesitation, “No not really.” She was surprised by my answer because I briefly told … Continue reading Say It Out Loud
When I wrote my novel for my thesis, I couldn’t wait to publish it. I thought it was quirky, sexy, and unique with a few romance tropes to boot – I thought it had it all. So I revised and … Continue reading We Have Time
I was talking with a group of fellow writers once, when a guy turned to me and said, “Don’t you hate that we’ll never be able to write anything good, like something raw and devastating, since we’ve never experienced anything … Continue reading We All Have a Story to Tell