Category Archives: Just a thought

Why Failing at Nanowrimo Was a Good Thing (For Me)

I attempted to complete the Nanowrimo project twice in the last 8 years. Both of my attempts to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 day have failed. Sure, I had lots of excuses and distractions and I did make a pretty good effort of it. In the end, I have over 25,000 words of [...]

Overcoming the Urge to Quit

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a bit morose over the last couple of years. I have wanted to quit wanting to write and been indulging that demon as much as possible. But something kept stringing me along. I didn’t want to succumb to writer’s block. Maybe because I don’t believe in [...]

4 Years After My MFA — What Would I Have Done Differently?

Now that I’m four years past the official culmination of my MFA in creative writing program, when people ask me “what would you have done differently?” I feel like I can actually answer it with a level of objectivity to be useful. I’ve had conversations with people enough times to know a bit better how [...]