Furlough 13


It’s coffee day. Most days it’s green tea or at the most yerba mate. It was a rough night with a lot of tossing and turning. I also had another nightmare. This one involved Dennis Hopper’s character from Blue Velvet chasing after me with this family of freakish humans in tow. Frigging David Lynch. Love him and hate him.  Continue reading “Furlough 13”

Furlough 11


Today I woke up with mindset on my mind.

I spent about three hours editing three poems and took my usual fifteen minutes to read through the first draft of my new novel. 

It feels scary and hopeful and exhilarating and good to be doing this. Continue reading “Furlough 11”

Furlough Day 1

I’m currently furloughed (not fired) from my restaurant job. And so I fall back on what I know.

Folks, it’s all about habits. We see what happens when we fall into bad habits or just plain old fearful animal instinct. Are you ever going to use that much flour? 😂 Continue reading “Furlough Day 1”



Giving myself the morning off, I decided to sit down with a cup of coffee, listen to some Prokofiev, and read poetry. I needed this: I often overwork myself and skip these needed break days. Continue reading “Create!”

Happy National Influences Day!!🎉

It’s National Influences Day!

(And yes I just made that up. Who invented National Funny Socks Day? 🤔😬 Exactly!)

Here are some of my most influential influencers, not only from the literary realm but music and film as well. Continue reading “Happy National Influences Day!!🎉”

Work at Work

One thing I’ve gotten away from this past year is making the most of my time to progress in my writing life while at my job. I know, I know. You can’t write a novel at your day job. Or CAN you? 🤔 Continue reading “Work at Work”

Saturday Inspiration

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.”

— Joseph Heller

It’s true. No matter what you may be feeling or thinking, writing just doesn’t happen for the chosen few, it’s hard damn work for every single writer every single day of their life. Continue reading “Saturday Inspiration”