On Writing

Writers Tell Stories

“I stand in the mist and cry, thinking of myself standing in the mist and crying, and wondering if I will ever be able to use this experience in a book.” ~ Erica Jong Writers don’t “reminisce.” We tell stories. There’s a difference. Everything (every experience) is potential grist for […]

An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion

I’ve kept some kind of a notebook, or journal, since junior high. Thankfully, the majority of them have gone the way of the wind. I suppose that’s a nice way of saying that I destroyed them at one time or another. I recall erasing every word one January, in some […]

The Slick Furies.

I’m super tired. Is that the best time to write a blog post? Hopefully this won’t be too rambling. I have surpassed the sixty thousand word mark on the edits/re-write of the vampire novel. I have approximately sixty-six pages of the original text, about twenty thousand words, to finish, knowing […]

So Much This.

While I’m sorting out my sorting, here’s a link to an interview with author Louise Erdrich that has struck a cord with me on so many levels. While it often seems that much of the world is so big on embracing its weirdness, sometimes we’re just so damn thankful for […]