I outwardly said I didn't want, didn't care about, wasn't interested in. While inwardly, I think a lot of it was actually doubt that I could do it up to my own or anyone else's standards. So I gave up. Until...
Some things speak better than my words can. I went to the lego art exhibit by Nathan Sawaya and took in his art and his words. Inspiration for anyone, but especially creatives. Take a look:
The perks of a small book.
Most publishers won't risk as short a story as this. I will. In fact, I think it's quite appropriate that my debut book is so small. Here's why: I grew up with a love for reading. I devoured books as a kid from a young age, until I didn't. Ya see,… Continue reading The perks of a small book.
Life is a mystery. You’re the detective.
"We are all detectives with every good story." That's what my friend Amber said when reading I Know You Like a Murder. It's true. Books invite the reader to figure out what's happening between the lines. And a good story keeps the reader guessing. In "I Know You Like a Murder", you as the reader are the… Continue reading Life is a mystery. You’re the detective.
Why I wanna be like Ksenia Anske when I writerly grow up
Although, let's be real: Ksenia and I don't plan on actually growing up in our writerly lives. It's more like staying daydreaming children forever, but then pretending to be grown-up long enough to do the business stuff. I don’t remember how I discovered Ksenia. But I do remember what stuck in my mind about her:… Continue reading Why I wanna be like Ksenia Anske when I writerly grow up
Sometimes to-do lists aren’t boring
I certainly don't want a boring to-do list. Granted, I do have a to-do list probably similar to yours, piled high with the following: laundry schedule eye exam speak with IRA investment advisor taxes change banking contact info I know. You don't want to read anymore of that list. I don't either 😉 but let's have… Continue reading Sometimes to-do lists aren’t boring
Thanks for the Memories: for Yaz & Mus(e)ic
I'm at writer's retreat telling Yasmeen that I'm listening to "One night and one more time, thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories..." and she's not sure how she could write from that anything but "memories memories." Here's what I'm writing. Sometimes a soundtrack of words actually works. How many words have I typed… Continue reading Thanks for the Memories: for Yaz & Mus(e)ic