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My Writing Process on Display

Now that I’ve just completed (yes, completed!, for now…) the revision to my short story and sent it in to the editor—two days ahead of deadline—I’ve come to recognize the patterns in my writing process. Each time it seems new, the struggle. But I need to get myself used to it because it always will … Continue reading

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Today, August 19, is a very important day. It is the day my little sister was born. I saw her come out—literally; I was there in the room during her home birth—and I have loved her even before she opened her eyes. She’s incredible: smart, wise, creative, talented, sweet, of course I’ll say she’s beautiful, … Continue reading

distractions / new york city / writing

Why I Suspect That the Barista Forgot to Put the Shot of Espresso in My Iced Mocha This Morning

It did taste awfully sweeter than usual. I am so tired I almost—almost!—took a nap on the couch beside the window, but the slap-slap-slap-slap of another writer’s flip-flops kept me from drifting off. My head is full of cotton and nothing is coming out. The page is blank. Oh, I have typed in one adverb. … Continue reading