Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em: The Beauty of Side Projects

I have been in the midst of editing. Editing my work, articles for TUBE., and projects for friends and family. There's a certain rigid mindset necessary for that kind of work. You have to be able to cut and comment with enough certainty to convince the other person (or yourself) that you are right, that your... Continue Reading →

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The End of the Cut and Paste

I've hit a rather big milestone this last week. I finished the second draft of my novel! My cut and paste draft was started nearly a year and a half ago, and I have been working on it pretty steadily with a couple minor breaks (aka Nanowrimo), so it's kind of surreal to have written 'The End' on it.... Continue Reading →

Issue 2 of TUBE. Magazine has arrived with my poem 'Loveless Marriage' included! More info here.

Coming Soon

I have decided to start two new and somewhat similar categories of posts. The first is 'People I Read' in which I will share awesome people I come across both online and off. The second is 'On My Shelf,' which explores writing resources I have found. Some posts, like the first person I highlight tomorrow, will... Continue Reading →

Back to Life

November has come to a close, taking with it the joys and stresses of National Novel Writing Month. Now those of us who took the plunge must venture back into reality and join humanity again, scary as that sounds. So congratulations to Wrimos everywhere! Challenging yourself to write 50,000 words in 30 days is an insane commitment and... Continue Reading →

Some Nanowrimo Inspiration

As anyone who's considered the NaNoWriMo challenge can attest, the prospect of National Novel Writing Month is daunting. There are the ever-present problems of schedule-wrangling, plot issues, and the effects of a heavy dose of stress right before the holidays. So why do it? Because you can. Because it makes you a stronger person for it. Because... Continue Reading →

Heeeere’s Nano!

November is just around the corner and between stressing about what I will be for Halloween [probably whatever I can throw together from my closet], working, and not writing nearly enough, I am readying for November 1st. For those who don't know, November 1st signals the start of National Novel Writing Month, in which you... Continue Reading →

Mood Music

I've been doing some heavy cut and paste editing lately, the kind you have to do in silence in order to catch all the strange little mistakes and omissions that happened when you wrote the initial draft. However, I miss listening to music while I write, so I am posting about it here [and listening to music while... Continue Reading →

Carving Out Time

Probably one of the biggest problems I have with writing is time. Yes, that old lament. But when writing [or any other artistic endeavor] doesn't pay, finding enough time to hone one's craft is a daily struggle. I'm constantly being told to write everyday, and while that is absolutely what I need to be doing,... Continue Reading →

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