You know how sometimes you think "that's it, life is about to slow down and go back to normal..." And then it doesn't? Well, that's the way it's been for me, anyway. I thought that after my brother completed his teacher certification, I'd be able to get back on an even keel, but that's not … Continue reading Writing it Wrong.
It sounds strange to call something "annual" when you've only done it once before. I'm banking on it becoming a legitimately annual thing, however, so it works. But I digress from the festive point. Last year, I was feeling distinctly Scrooge-ish. This year, I'm pleased to report, I've been feeling much more Cratchitty. So in … Continue reading Second Annual Christmas Post.
"Of this there can be no question — creative work requires a loyalty as complete as the loyalty of water to the force of gravity. A person trudging through the wilderness of creation who does not know this — who does not swallow this — is lost." --Mary Oliver, "Of Power and Time" Apparently, the … Continue reading The Loyalty of Water.
Okay, some of you might have noticed that I didn't post a blog on Tuesday, and I never even tweeted to let you know. I'm assuming your faces looked something like this: Or maybe you didn't even notice. Which is fine. Absolutely fine. It's not like my feelings are irreparably hurt or anything. But anyway, … Continue reading Sorry.
A writing group, that is. I know, probably a lot of you out there are already part of one, and if you are, congratulations, you may skip the rest of this post. But there are probably a few of you die-hard introverts out there (like me) who are thinking... naaaaahhhh, I'm good. No. No, you … Continue reading Get With the Group.
Well, it's the final month of 2016, which means it's time for the final Adam Young film score. This one is based on Ernest Shackleton's fateful voyage to Antarctica in The Endurance. It genuinely has a track for every writing mood, from the quirky waltz of "Hoist Sail," through the slow dreams of "Ocean Camp," … Continue reading Music for Winter Dreaming.
Well, as mentioned last week, I finished NaNoWriMo early. For two days I didn't even want to think about computers, or pens, or paper. But then on the third morning, I woke up just feeling excited to write. Partly, it was the influence of my new fountain pen. Partly, it was the idea that I … Continue reading Nothing is “Not Worth It.”