Category Archives: writing

the value of a moment: why i journal

Theodor S. Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss—once said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” In a nutshell, this is why I keep a journal. I first began collecting my thoughts on … Continue reading

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living the dream

I’m just two and a half weeks into querying, which means I’ve barely begun to experience what all my published friends warn me is at best an incredibly protracted process. Before now, waiting has never been my strong suit. In … Continue reading

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it never hurts to ask

Back in June, I attended my niece’s graduation on Orcas Island. Orcas is located in the upper northwest corner of Washington State and recently gained some exposure as the setting for Kelli Estes’ debut, The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. … Continue reading

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radio silence

I’ve been ignoring my blog. No excuses, because they’re all lame. It’s such a deeply ingrained pattern at this point, I’m not sure I’ve got the bandwidth to break myself of it. And frankly, writing several different versions of a … Continue reading

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i triple-dog-dare ya!

I should know by now any blog post written after midnight runs the risk of being utterly incoherent, but I’m too tired and excited to care. Over the next couple days–probably by the end of Monday–I’ll put the finishing touches … Continue reading

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nanowrimo day 25: why nano?

Confession: it’s day 25 of National Novel Writing month, and I’ve only written 10,500 words–just a fifth of what I’m supposed to have done when it all ends early next week. If you’re judging by word count alone, then I’m … Continue reading

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writing roots, part 3: reconnecting

During the ten years I worked my way through college–holding down a full-time day job while taking mostly evening and weekend classes–I took a long hiatus from poetry and the other creative writing that fed my soul. I kept telling … Continue reading

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