Habits???

Let's be clear: the only habits I have are bad ones. Chewing my fingernails. Staying up WAY TOO LATE. Speaking before thinking (I've gotten better, but, man, sometimes . . . .) Leaving crap lying around. Not doing laundry. Not doing dishes. Losing my temper. Gosh can I stop now Here are my good habits: …

On Inspiration

All the time--really, all the time--I am thinking about writing, and all the time lines come into my head, fully formed, that kick me and say, write me down. And I am dutiful--if I am at work, I hurry to open a blank Word document and type out what I have in my head. As …

The Nervous Space

I think the best thing about my writing group (known officially as Writing Group) is that in Writing Group, you can, just because of the nature of the gathering, talk about ANYTHING. Because when you're a writer, you just have to. You always have to be figuring things out. It's part of the unspoken job …

New Things

Yesterday, something wonderful happened: a friend and another friend and a couple of new friends and I got together at my house for a couple hours in hopes that we could turn ourselves from Semi-Random Collection of People into Writing Group. And by the end of it -- with most thanks to my really annoying …