Create!

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!”

Impressions of an Andersonville Dive Bar

Throughout the week, through all the stress and the busyness, I take a moment out of the day to write down some details about the environment around me. I’ll be posting them here every Monday.

The dark blue light bathing the vintage cash register. Continue reading “Impressions of an Andersonville Dive Bar”

Saturday Inspiration

“I’ve never known a writer who didn’t feel ill at ease in the world. We all feel unhoused in some sense, that’s part of why we write. We feel we don’t fit in; that this world is not our world; that though we may move in it, we’re not of it. You don’t need to write a novel if you feel home in the world.”

— Andrea Barrett

This is a quote that is more sobering than inspiring; though, for me, it is inspiring but in a different way.

We are weirdos, and we should love that. Art is created from the very well spring of this weirdness and also our constant dance of acceptance and solace that writers takes part in the world with every time they create.

This enlivens me, this quote. It means. It only that what I am feeling is normal but also that my work is important. Writers need to get distance to write, and sometimes, that distance is their lives.

Embrace your weirdness!

Create and complete.

Impressions on a Saturday night

Throughout the week, through all the stress and the busyness, I take a moment out of the day to write down some details about the environment around me. I’ll be posting them here every Monday.

The phosphorescent shimmer of the rescued African rosewood bar top at Jerry’s Continue reading “Impressions on a Saturday night”

NaNo Diary Entry: 7 Days In

After 7 days of NaNoWriMo, I’m just under the average at 13,780 words.

 

I got to say, it’s cool writing a novel in a coffee shop. Continue reading “NaNo Diary Entry: 7 Days In”

You Are All Writing Warriors

As a special treat for NaNoWriMo writers and supporters, I’m doing a second inspirational quote this Saturday. I love this book and highly recommend it to all of my fellow warriors. Continue reading “You Are All Writing Warriors”