Early

19 May

Aria woke me as usual this morning at 5:30. She just wants to be covered up and then she goes back to sleep. Sometimes she waits until 6:00 or 6:30, but then she usually wants to get up for the … Read More »

Dusting off the novel…

12 Jun

During NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November 2013 I wrote about 70,000 words of a novel that I’ve been kicking around in my head for over ten years. I was proud of myself for “winning” NaNoWriMo, but knew that … Read More »

Why I Write

1 Jul

I am writing. I have written. I will write. I will have written. I write because it is, for me, the clearest distillation of the human experience. I write to tell the truth. For me, writing is unlike anything else … Read More »

The Life of a Writer

11 Feb
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Fifty years ago today Sylvia Plath took her own life. I’ve been fascinated with Sylvia Plath since I was twenty years old and came across a copy of  The Bell Jar. Twenty is a really good age to read this … Read More »

My Writer’s Notebook

12 Oct

I think having a writer’s notebook is one of the most important steps to becoming a writer, and one of the most important things about being a writer. I take mine everywhere I go and would be lost without it. … Read More »