Filed under Writing + Creativity

When the Spark Returns

I started writing creatively again last night. It’s so hard to explain what that feels like.  How, when I’ve been away for long enough, I begin to even question that piece of my own identity.  And wonder who I am without it. Though I know now that who I am is still a vibrant, interesting, … Continue reading

Worthy Creative

All of a sudden, out of the blue, the entire concept of me being less than or not good enough for anything I want to do strikes me as ridiculous.  Where did I gain this concept of being unworthy?  Is there some sort of humbleness in diminishing myself? There is not, but perhaps I have … Continue reading

The Gremlins are Back

I officially left my “day job” a few weeks ago (two days before my 35th birthday) to go on a sabbatical with the intended purpose of writing, delving more deeply into myself, and figuring out what I want the next stage of my life to look like.  A friend of mine, who is a professional … Continue reading

Writing Cabin – The Beginning

First thing Friday, I didn’t want to go. I stood in the bathroom at 8:35 in the morning, already running late for work, holding my husband and thinking, for just one quick moment, that I didn’t want to leave.  I could just come home after work, like normal.  We could order a pizza and veg … Continue reading

I’m So Lucky

Every so often, I want to sit down and write the Acknowledgements page of my book.  I never let myself, and often lecture myself for thinking so far ahead; treating something as a book that is, at present, only an unfinished manuscript. Yet, the need to be grateful never really wanes in me, so I … Continue reading

47 Days

I told a good friend of mine today that I have 47 days to finish the first manuscript of my book. I’ve been trying to write a book my entire life, and have made significant progress.  However, I have never finished anything, and I thought it was about time I did.  So, I made my … Continue reading

When I Need To Quit

So, I have recently started reading Allison Vesterfelt (www.allisonvesterfelt.com), and she has quickly become my new favorite blogger.  She writes so many things that make me look inside myself with a different perspective and learn to see who I am in a different way (this is also the main reason I love reading blogs!). Recently, … Continue reading

For Love or Money

I’ve always heard it said that the best writers write for the love of it.  Not for the money.  Never for the money.  Just for the craft. So, I’ll admit that there are times when I question my own motivation.  I love to write, for the sake of writing.  I enjoy the process of creativity, … Continue reading

Treading Molasses Here

The few of you who actually follow this blog may have noticed that I’ve been MIA lately. The reason for this is that I’ve been really stuck.  I am like someone trying to lose weight who waxes and wanes, and gains and loses that same twenty pounds, knowing that they really want to lose thirty-five, … Continue reading

Kill Me Now

I’m sick.  I’ve been sick for FIVE days. Okay, I feel like a little bit of a baby writing that, but the truth is: I have a kick-ass immune system (no doubt owed, in part, to my proclivity to drink anything and everything underneath the sink as a child).  Typically, I get sick for one … Continue reading