Category Archives: writing

Imposter syndrome

If you’re a writer, you’re intimately acquainted with imposter syndrome. If you’re not a writer, you still may have had nightmares about finding yourself in a situation where the people around you figure out you’re not as funny/smart/qualified/talented/(pick-an-adjective) as they … Continue reading

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Sitrep and NaNoWriMo wrap-up

Yep, yep. By writing this post, I’m ruining my chances as a serious contender for world’s least consistent blogger. So be it. December starts tomorrow, which means it’s one month until 2018. My last post was a “happy new year … Continue reading

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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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