New month. It’s February. And as we await the results of two important events in Pennsylvania (Groundhog Day… and oh, the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl), I felt it fitting that I review what I wrote last month. It might be a good exercise in my keeping track of what I write by forcing … Continue reading What I Wrote In January
I like puns. I like word play. A coworker sent this one to me and it made me laugh. It's definitely a writer's joke.
It took me a few minutes the other day to cool off. It was another "idiot" on the road who made an overly aggressive move that I had to become defensive to avoid any incident. Frankly, I wanted to go and punch the driver. Their impatience became my problem for no other reason than... their … Continue reading Less Anger; More Kindness
There’s a fear that is tagging along behind my quest to increase my daily creative output, including word count. Unlike my normal fear of failure, this one is tricky, because it doesn’t seem as obvious. It is tricky because it often catches me because I am too elated or excited to understand that it is … Continue reading Slowing Acceleration
The title is only partly true. Like with the short stories, I just don’t want to burn out trying to maintain a weekly posting ritual for poems. That being said, I will be still putting poems up onto the site, just less often. So yesterday was the last regular Thursday I am going to post … Continue reading Last Poetry Thursday
If I speak first and break the silence Will she run from me like the rest? Or stay to the bitterness of knowing What I truly am What I may become Failing to understand how to break free A prison of unknowing and doubt If only but to understand it To understand why the walls … Continue reading Of Silence
Honestly I’ve been struggling. It’s a part of being a panster (mostly) when it comes to my writing. In other words, I write by the seat of my pants, seldom taking the time to plan out my story. That’s not to say that I don’t know what the destination is, it is just saying that … Continue reading An Unexpected Turn
I don't know about you guys, but this looks pretty damn cool. I am excited to see it. Just hope it's not a staggering disappointment like the OA was.
We all make little rules to try to avoid bad behaviors. Or at least in some cases it’s to avoid traps. I’ve made many over the years, most failing to make any lasting change. No matter, however, as I continue to try. So I have another. Starting tomorrow I am going to restrict myself to … Continue reading My New 5 Minute Rule
As a Philadelphia sports fan (as with many other cities), we get used to uttering the phrase "there's always next year." Not any longer when talking about the Eagles. It's this year. After pummeling the Vikings 38 to 7, the Eagles are moving on to the championship. And for once, I am actually excited for … Continue reading It’s This Year