I adore the month of April. That may seem a little self-serving, but I wasn’t born in April, and for most of my childhood, I despised my name. (see: Hey April, have you seen September?) But my adult self loves all the things in bloom, all the bursting color, the vagaries of unpredictable Kansas weather, … Continue reading 4/2 Oooh April, looking good this Spring
2/5 Hey Sunday, I see you standing there
Last week I dove into my mixed feelings about the daily writing practice–my resentment and guilt when that process doesn’t unleash the creative dragon within. At the root, the daily writing practice idea rests in creators being ready to receive when inspiration strikes. We are supplicants. Writing is, in fact, work. It’s solitary. It’s excruciating. … Continue reading 2/5 Hey Sunday, I see you standing there
I just might Despise the Daily Writing Practice
1/29/23 I just might despise the daily practice mantra. That’s right. I’m saying it. I’m acknowledging it. And I’m giving myself permission: it’s really okay to hate the taste of this ‘medicine.’ What I haven’t decided yet is if it works. Writing Daily Both Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg swear by it. Both prescribe to … Continue reading I just might Despise the Daily Writing Practice
Something (Not) New
I make fun of writers who blog about the creative drive. I poke fun of folks who pontificate on and on as if they’ve figured s*** out. Here I am, being an a**hole, writing about the creative drive–but I’m going to be honest and assure you that I have NO IDEA what I’m doing.