In the middle of this last summer, I joined a critique group. I was really, REALLY excited about it. I couldn't wait to dig in, dive in, improve my writing and all that jazz. A couple weeks ago, I backed out of it. I've spent a lot of time thinking about it, trying to figure … Continue reading Perhaps critique groups aren’t for me
I've been reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (a review will be coming for that!) and today, I read the most profound sentence of the ENTIRE book, I think. Or at least the only one I can remember right now. "If you're not enough without the gold medal, you won't be enough with it." … Continue reading If you’re not enough without it, you won’t be enough with it
I thought about writing a really click-bait-y title (like Why I decided to skip therapy), but it felt so false and like I was trying too hard. So, picked a different one. Maybe I should have gone click-bait? Anyway, doesn't really matter. Let's get down to the real stuff. Two weeks ago, I briefly shared … Continue reading No thanks, therapy. Not this time.
It's Friday! This is a poem I wrote a while ago when I was feeling rather anxious about an ongoing conversation about an upcoming event. I wrote some of the stuff that actually became lines in this poem and someone (as a writer would) said it would make a good story, so I tossed into … Continue reading Poetry: I am not alone
Last week, I started talking about my anxiety. This week, I want to share how having anxiety can really affect my ability to write. Since the beginning of April, I've been dealing with an inordinate amount of anxiety. Part of it is due to a faith crisis/season of doubt I've been going through (another story … Continue reading Anxiety and Writing
I've written about anxiety and mental health in other places but not here. I suppose you could say I was anxious to share too much of myself here, because after all, I'm a writer, therefore I should be writing about writery things, right? (Yes, the ridiculousness of the last sentence is not lost on me, … Continue reading Let’s Talk Anxiety
Note from me: This was SUPPOSED to post yesterday, but apparently I don't know how to read numbers and I got the date wrong. So, instead, you're getting a special Thursday post instead of your regularly expected Wednesday post. If you've been around here for any length of time, you know that I've kept things … Continue reading Now It’s Personal
It's MONDAY! Which usually means I share a book review or something about what I'm reading. Today is a little different. I'm not even 1/3 of the way through Sword of Shannara, which I'm reading, and I'm laughably behind in Jon Tyson's The Burden is Light. Someday, I'll get through those and you'll see them … Continue reading A Poem: Today I did the dishes