Tag: writing life

Writing Therapy

They didn’t “fall in love” with it. That’s what the editors at the famous journal told me in an email about my essay “The Fall.” So I right away started making plans for submitting it to the next tier of journals. Simultaneous submission it’s…

Blank Space

I’m shedding things. Stepping out of my shoes, leaving my pants on the floor in a heap, letting my shirt fall like a suddenly untied silk cape. A while ago I shed money. I picked apart the tight knot that connected money to my…

10 Butterflies

I am changing my writing life. First of all, I am having an actual writing life rather than a writing pastime which is what I had before. I still look at sundown as the cue to start writing and start drinking, those two activities…

Chop

I’ve fallen out of love with my work. You know the de-cluttering mantra that says to rid yourself of anything that doesn’t give you joy? Well, my work, my paid work, might be on its way to Goodwill. I never saw it coming. Older…

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