Peeking out of my exhaustion to think about problems, and identifying problems, and solving problems. The world has a lot of problems. So, so many problems. But I've gotten two pieces of advice this year that, quite frankly, astounded me in the simplicity of their wisdom...and both pieces of advice came out of discussions about … Continue reading Musing about problems…
I really am good at going silent. I think of things constantly that I could bring here, write about, poeticize, eulogize. But I don't, because here's the thing - I wrote a book. More specifically, I wrote a book while living with an incurable chronic illness that's slowly eroding away at my energy level. (I … Continue reading I made a thing.
I wanted to write this around the time I turned 40 earlier this year, but then...world disruption ensued, and it didn't seem quite right. But here it is, and it's very simple - I've cultivated a quiet life, and it's absolutely everything I wanted it to be. There are those who have tried to convince … Continue reading On silence and contentment
So you've spend a lot of time writing and revising a story. You're getting to a point where it's in pretty good shape. Maybe you've had some beta readers look through all or part of it. Maybe you've workshopped it. Before you release it upon the world (or upon literary agents), consider pausing for a … Continue reading Sensitivity readings: An essential part of writing
There's a lot going on in the U.S. right now. I want to take this time to make it very clear that I support the Black Lives Matter movement, and am doing my best as a white woman to be anti-racist. I've been more outspoken on personal social media platforms - but just so that … Continue reading A message to fellow white people
They say art reflects life, and the older I get, the more I turn to it and see within the very same lessons that I've learned, or am grappling with myself. I realized recently that there's a reason why two of my favorite books are The Great Gatsby and Love in the Time of Cholera. … Continue reading When the narrative just won’t evolve
For a long time, there has been a strong association between faeries and mushrooms. At night, it's said, the faeries come out to dance around in rings of mushrooms. If there's a full moon, they're particularly likely to be out. If you hide in the shadows and keep very, very still, you might manage to … Continue reading A little faery nonsense
I think all of us are desperately longing for something right now.
The white noise of civilization has faded out...Usually crowded places are disquietingly empty.
It says a lot by saying very little.