Boy, has this been an experience. The second draft is no joke. This whole writing thing is no joke. If you are in the middle of the same kind of second draft chaos, or maybe third draft, fourth draft...you will understand. And even if you are just starting your manuscript, every day is a new... Continue Reading →
If you are about to read the first draft of your manuscript for the first time, this is the post for you! Reading your manuscript for the first time can be exciting and stressful all at once, but I have some tips for you that may help you along (and feel at peace with the... Continue Reading →
After all the hard work I put myself through to write the damn thing, I mustered all of my energy to simply push my manuscript out of my mind. We needed a break. It was only the smartest thing to do for our relationship. After some time apart, I have worked myself up to finally... Continue Reading →
Happy 2019, everyone! 2018 was a hell of a year for me. I left my full-time job and ventured out to find greater joys in life. In doing so, I learned so much about the importance of taking risks for the sake of your own happiness. In my blog post about a year ago, My... Continue Reading →
You are She is He is They are I am. Worth it. Being content... We are worth more We deserve more We can be happier with More. Pure joy Free of our safety nets Living our true potential Because we are worth it.
I think of her and that Place The Place where I shut the Door. With all my strength Unhappy no more. Now I pray that, Well, I don’t know yet. What’s next Next. Assume the next line on my resume Where my car will park for most of the day Early mornings, late nights, sunrises,... Continue Reading →
As if she's invisible Eyes meet but don't lock Touch falls through Vocal chords, silent despite her begging to be Heard. Yesterday did not know Today cannot erase. It's time for the adventure.
I rise with her rays I sip my slow-drip fuel As I wrestle with plot and imagination Characters bleed through the screen And hop from key to key Stretching their mind-born limbs Crafting their story. We chat over more slow-drip Debating the next chapter And they're always right. I return to the keys. The key... Continue Reading →
Ocean of sheets Atop my belly so full Heavy eyelids After bubbly beverages Surrounded by family Gift wrap littered; splayed on the living room carpet Hugs Smiles Laughs Exchanged And now we huddle Under our ocean of sheets After a happy Christmas Day.