There's so many thoughts I cannot put into words. Sometimes the struggle is in finding an original way to express thoughts already spoken: the happiness of a bright sunflower in the summer, the melancholy of toy in the rain, the butterflies in the stomach and heart in your throat for nerves. We know what to … Continue reading Poetic Struggle
October's rains have faded into a cold gray November. Every year I attempt a writing challenge, inspired by NaNoWriMo (Nation Novel Writing Month), but every year I fail. I have my reasons, excuses really. First there was school, then illness, then a demanding career. The truth is, I know I know I could do it, … Continue reading Writing In November
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?
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
I've been lecturing myself all month about my lack of motivation for writing. Since graduation I've had all the time in the world to work on my prose, short stories, and novel but instead I've been watching YouTube and reading WEBTOONs. I have no self-discipline without a strict professor and a due date to keep … Continue reading Timing Inspiration: When Motivation Strikes at the Wrong Moment
Writing Challenge: Oct 9, 2017 Prompt: Write about a promise you made to yourself I promise that one day I will publish a book. It’s always been a dream of mine- a dream that I have not done much to fulfill. I don’t devote enough time to my unfinished novels, and there are many days … Continue reading Self-Made Promise