“I had my first semi-pro writing sale…I thought, what better way to celebrate than by sharing a poem you don’t have to wait to read!? So here’s a poem. A terrible poem. A Christmas poem.”
“Cats are a lot like magic.”
First off! It’s October! Happy Halloween! Here’s a few things I love that you might love too.
Title says it all.
“…Then you start sending your work not just to random journals but places where you feel like your aesthetic fits. Now you’re in communication with the world of poetry, and that’s how you find your voice. You can’t find that in a vacuum. I’m not sure you can even write decent poetry in a vacuum. You have to be in communication with what’s going on right now. I see younger poets…”
Not giving yourself credit and always thinking you aren't doing enough can feed depression like Miracle Grow. Only the Miracle Grow is spiders, and they bite you, and you stay in bed all day with their venom gnawing away at you. YAY! So here's my own attempt to give myself some credit. Not to brag, but to say, "Hey, I may feel like I've gotten nothing done, but that's not true." This blog post is part writing talk for you and part self care for me.
In addition to working on this novel manuscript, I've been working on short stories here and there--and even a piece of poetry--WOO for branching out! In addition to working on this novel manuscript, I've been working on short stories here and there--and even a piece of poetry--WOO for branching out!
So, why did I feel so, MEH? I had to think about this for quite a while after seeing it. I needed time pinpoint WHY…
I don't blog too often about things I simply gush over--and maybe I should do it more often--so, this is one of those posts.
“…writing this felt important. Writing this felt therapeutic. Writing this felt, real. Take it for what it is: me spilling me brain onto a page, because I can't stand to write anything that isn't true, even if it's just for school.”
The hope is that this post will let some people know they aren't alone, and maybe give others something to chew on.
I wrote a post a while back about burnout for those who create--whether it be writing, drawing, painting, making music, or something else. Sometimes, creative people don't feel very creative.
A neat thing happened this last Sunday night. I finally got to introduce my little brothers, properly, to Dungeons and Dragons...
November's been busy...
Let's talk about tools. Specifically, writing tools. I thought I'd share my thoughts on tools I use daily. YES DAILY. Because you should try to write EVERY DAY. Or at least every day you wouldn't have written if you didn't write...
But I've got a SPECIAL SOMETHING planned for my own NaNoWriMo. So SPECIAL, SPECIAL is in caps because Gandalf is yelling it at you while you watch helplessly from the bridge as the Balrog approaches.
Netflix has some awesome movies, but let's be honest, sometimes it's hard to wade through all the garbage. So, I thought I'd make a point to post when I happen to stumble across some of the diamonds in the rough...
Austin and Blake dive into what, in fiction, scares them. Then, they tackle what scares them in real life. For realsies. Serious stuffs. Hold on to your Halloween hat and pumpkin underwear.
As always: NSFW.