“Come Upon” the Right Word

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. Catherine Drinker Bowen I’m working on a part of my book and I’m feeling like I can’t find the right words to express the story in a way that I want. What do I want? SomethingContinue reading ““Come Upon” the Right Word”

Waiting Period

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.  Eleanor Roosevelt I have this behavior where if there’s an event/appointment coming up, I can’t do much of anything until it comes. It can feel exhausting sometimes. Fortunately, the day has finally arrived so now I can stop waiting. My lifeContinue reading “Waiting Period”

Just Get It Done

I got to spend a big chunk of the day getting my handwritten edits onto my word doc. I also added a new scene that lit my fire. I have been forgetting a lot lately to have fun with my writing. What made me think of that at all was a conversation with writer, KentContinue reading “Just Get It Done”

Ovid’s Writing Life

One of my most favorite poets is Ovid. He was born into a prestigious family who expected him to be a lawyer or official. What intrigues me most about him is that he stepped away from all that and write poetry. He was hailed one of the greatest poets of his generation. What’s wild isContinue reading “Ovid’s Writing Life”

Inspired Writer

 You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. Annie Proulx I needed this reminder today. I forget how much I loved experimenting with phonetic sounds, words, dark andContinue reading “Inspired Writer”

Intuitive Mind

The Intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein Taken from Trust and Inspire by Stephen M.R. Covey Intuitive minds are sacred and the rational part of our minds are meant to serve?Continue reading “Intuitive Mind”

Shame

You can’t live in shame from your mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from your mistake, and do better next time. Those words, no matter how true that are, don’t make the shame go away, don’t make you forgive yourself, and don’t make you do better next time. What really does help though, is connecting with othersContinue reading “Shame”

My Cup of Tea

The watersThe drip drop into endless cups of teaFilled to brimBecause I will it ???Worked to boneMy flesh melts off next to herThe girl who exchanges glances from the black mirrorAm Ireally changed?Have I embraced the womanshe’s always beenTip tip tippity tapShe rises from the glassUp up up ohh she’s…She’sThe silence,the scribbles beforethe stormShe’s everythingContinue reading “My Cup of Tea”