I hate editing. I am going to be upfront and honest about that. I hate re-revisiting my work and I hate the long and tedious process of editing. I know it is important, but I hate doing it. I also know that I am in the majority of the writing community. We know that all … Continue reading My writing cycle: write, procrastinate, and edit
Coffee in the morning sitting at my desk. Tea after lunchtime- while I take a little rest. A Glass of wine with dinner, with a fruity plume. An herbal drink at night time, a nightcap in my room. My day measured in beverages, drank at their appointed time. A mug, a teacup, and a stemmed … Continue reading A Day in Beverages
It's official: I am getting published! A small, non-profit, all-volunteer, fantasy magazine in the United Kingdom is publishing one of my short stories. The magazine is called Noctivagant Press, you can check out their website here: https://www.noctivagantpress.co.uk/. The piece I submitted is called "Lass From the Low Country". It is a tragic tale of love … Continue reading Publication Announcement
By now everyone knows that I have anxiety. While I talk a lot about how it impacts my personal life, I haven't discussed how it can bleed into my work life as well. Until recently, I've not had much of an issue. I work from home, as part of a small team, that doing straight … Continue reading Working With Anxiety: Imposter Syndrome
I've been on a literary kick. For the last month I've been reading and writing more than I have since starting college. I haven't turned on my television in over a week, and I haven't gone a single day without picking up a book or a pen. I feel like I did when I was … Continue reading Taking a Literary Turn
I am not an ambitious person. Maybe I was once. Like most children I used to daydream about wealth and fame, but as I grew older those lofty fantasies mellowed into more humble goals. Most of my adulthood, my only goals has been to provide for myself in a career I enjoyed. In short, my … Continue reading Stability or Ambition
I could write a book about writer's block. I think this is a common feelings among writers. We have the ideas, but we can't seem to find the motivation or the ability to translate those ideas to the page. Somehow, the mere act of sitting down to write or type causes all words to simply … Continue reading Writer’s Block and Writing Fears
My sister once told me I was too practical. In the middle of a fight she looked at me and told me that my problem was that I am too practical. It was the first time that I had ever been told that my practicality was a negative personality trait. I've always been referred to … Continue reading Too Practical: The pros and cons of risk aversion
I don't fall in love easily. Love has always been an extremely slow and gradual process for me. I was never one who could easily jump from relationship to relationship, because my heart just wasn't interested. Dating was a fun way to meet new people, but I rarely felt any chemistry or "romance" for anyone … Continue reading Dating As a Demiromantic part 2: How Do You Know When You Like Someone?
I knew our relationship would end when I didn’t delete my breakup playlist. I stared at the lineup of songs That nursed me through our first and second love affair. I read through the titles with my thumb hovering over delete, But I couldn’t erase that playlist, Because I knew I’d need those songs again.
I was never a good poet. My brain seems hardwired for prose. I can write a beautiful sentence full of metaphor and irony, but any attempt to craft that into something short ultimately results in something cliche and insincere. Still, despite my shortcomings, I never stopped trying to write poems. I still enjoy the genre … Continue reading My Bad Poetry: Should I Quit?