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
When I was a senior in high school, my AP Literature teacher handed back my essay with her notes. I don’t remember what the essay was about or what grade I got, but what I do remember is what she … Continue reading My Struggle With Overwriting
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
I posted to my social media last week that my husband and I are finally settling into a routine, that we’re finally starting back with our hobbies and goals and life… but I spoke too soon. In my last post, … Continue reading Finding Your Center
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
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?