I love that the UK has a day dedicated to writing. This makes me happy.
I've let apathy and procrastination (lazy, easy-out excuses) combine with ongoing health problems and a difficult husband (legitimate, albeit overcome-able, excuses) to interfere with my writing yet again this year. But I want, no... need, to make a change. Something's gotta' give and if I have anything to say about it, it won't be my … Continue reading Here I go again
Woo hoo! My story "Spelling Tests and Other Life Events" has appeared in the latest edition of Clamor, the lit journal for University of Washington, Bothell. You can read it online here. I'm so happy it's found a home I could purr; it got a couple rejections before getting accepted. I'm rather proud of this … Continue reading My story is published!
I like happy coincidences. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Facebook reminded me that I had a flash fiction piece published two years ago today. And I've received word that one of my short stories will appear in the 2018 issue of Clamor, the University of Washington-Bothell's literary journal. It will come out on 29th May. … Continue reading Yay for me!
I joined this challenge late, and in keeping with that general theme I'm getting off to what can only be described as a slow start. I haven't done any writing of note, but that's not to say I haven't done any writing. Given that even a few weeks ago the amount of my writing was … Continue reading ROW80 Challenge Check-in
Ooo, look! A writing challenge! Can I keep it?! Can I? Can I? Pleeeeeeease?!!! Writing challenges. They're like pretty, shiny objects that I just have to have. Or a furry little kitty cat that I want to curl up with and cuddle. I will hug it and squeeze it and call it George. But it … Continue reading Another writing challenge
My poor blog. It’s sat neglected for months now. And it’s not like I haven’t been writing, because I have. Unfortunately, I haven’t been all that good about posting stuff here. I’ve thought about it. Big deal. So now I’m here, actively trying to be a better blog owner. And more importantly, a better writer. To … Continue reading Writing Into the Unknown
The goal was to write a story in 200 words or fewer. This clocks in at 199... More Time I knew from day one that I wanted to go first. I couldn’t imagine leaving my wife, my love. Never did I imagine it would happen this soon. I suppose everyone thinks that. But here I … Continue reading 200 words
Yesterday I went to my creative writing workshop. We worked on an exercise where we had to describe a room and vary our sentence length. I was originally going to write this as one long sentence (one of the options), but given the time constraint I couldn’t really plan it properly so that it didn’t just … Continue reading Writing is full of surprises