Wednesday’s A Moment

The water is there Kinetic Edges held static By concrete and sand The dam is loud But I cannot hear it From where I kneel On pebbled land There's a city under there Drowned Doorjambs empty Of daily homecomings I could walk The entire circumference And still feel a stranger To its clouded feelings And … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment

Melody the Mage

Happy Saturday! I slept in today, like a pampered princess. A long week filled with NaNo prep, a SCBWI meeting, and a conference with a mentor will wear a writer right out. I learned a lot this week about myself and the industry. I'm still chewing it into pieces I can swallow, but once I've … Continue reading Melody the Mage

Jeff Sullins – writer & beta-reader

What defines a writer? This is an internal fight many of us battle daily. Many of us don't feel we qualify, even though we write. I don't have an answer, but I do know that each of us has value to contribute to the conversation. If you'd like to do an interview, contact me. It's … Continue reading Jeff Sullins – writer & beta-reader

The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting

I attended my first local writing group through SCBWI, and whoo! Talk about impostor syndrome. It’s real y’all, and if you experience it, you are, ironically enough, in good company. One of the women who attended is an award-winning illustrator. Now, those of us who aren’t artists believe anyone who can draw more than a … Continue reading The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting

Famous Starts with Humble Endings

It's time. It's Monday, the kids are going back to school, and the world is alternating between fire and flood. Let's do something fun. This weekend, a poetry organization suggested we memorize poems as a way to cope. Like Borges or Alice. The only stanzas I can remember are ones that begin, "“Would you like … Continue reading Famous Starts with Humble Endings

Shower Thoughts

Today in the shower, where I do most of my best thinking, I was whining softly to myself about how tired I am, how hard I'm fighting with myself to stay positive and outraged, walking the fine line of anger and activism, how I can't focus on plots or stanzas because of this administration and … Continue reading Shower Thoughts

Keep Calm and Write On

Not everyone in the writing community has support or resources. You know this. Not a revelation. The #writestuff twitter chat this week stumbled upon another commonality. Many (not all, but more than I expected) of us are chronically ill, whether diagnosed or stuck in the something-is-wrong-but-what stage. How do you find time or motivation to … Continue reading Keep Calm and Write On