Just Some Thoughts I Have, Thinking, words, writing

WIP-Why I Write

I have been working on two writing projects. One is a compilation of original poetry and the other a novel. For two years now, I have been chipping away at these projects. In this time I have learned that all writing requires time and patience, and I must first, finish the first draft. Then, on… Continue reading WIP-Why I Write

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Just Some Thoughts I Have, poetry, struggles, talking, Thinking, writing

Poetry and Me

Today, I am working on my poems, and I must have hit a nerve. I began to squirm. Writing from a place of vulnerability can be exhausting, in part because of the emotional toll it can take on you. Exploring past issues, rehashing out experiences that were once dead and done, reliving memories can be… Continue reading Poetry and Me

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, Thinking, words, writing

A Dog And My Blog

I write to engage the reader but how do I engage a reader with new and stimulating content when I feel the content getting stale? A few months ago I found myself enthralled by Vu Le who was speaking at a local event  he stated and I misquote, “Everything is better with kittens.” He proceeded… Continue reading A Dog And My Blog

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Sharing, words, writing

Writing Update

Five days until I head off to Martha's Vineyard for a week of creative writing. I am nervous and excited. I have never done anything like this but I know that it will be worth the experience. Lately, writing has been challenging and I am looking forward to breaking through this writer's block. I think… Continue reading Writing Update

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Sharing, Strength, struggles, Thinking, Uncategorized, words, writing

I am still working on my goal of raising funds to attend the Martha's Vineyard Institue of Creative Writing. It's not easy to continuously ask with originality. Honestly, I am running out of words and thank yous. I have reached out my audience over and over again and I know they must be tired of… Continue reading

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Thinking, words, writing

Write—For Me

I set out to write a new collection of poetry and I am thinking about words more than I have in the past. The most difficult thing about writing is trying to find new words that mean the same thing while creating a different version of what I already wrote without repeating myself. Can you… Continue reading Write—For Me