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 My Writing Process on Display

Revision Nightmare

I woke but did not want to be awake. Then asleep again I was dreaming of the revision to the story—what changes have been asked for, what is wanted—and the words were moving blobs coming from my fingers; they did not want to set down on the page because I didn't want them to be … Continue reading Revision Nightmare

Today

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 Today

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