I can’t write in silence. Silence threatens to overwhelm me, but since words distract me, I listen to a lot of instrumental music when I’m writing. I used to download guitar riffs from unknown musicians, but lately, I’ve found myself drawn to tribal house. My music has to be instrumental. If there are words, I […]
I was sent a book meme a few months ago, with questions about my favorite books and authors. It was tough then, it’s tough now. So I’m going to do it (with some additional questions), but only with books I’ve read this year. (I’m not passing it on to anyone. If you want to use […]
… and as I’m blowing out the candles, I’m wishing that in the coming year, my editors will say the following things: “I’m doubling your rate.” “Your piece was perfect. I didn’t change a word!” “We need someone to write a story on relaxing in Paris. Interested?” “Forget the deadline. Just send it in when […]
My behavioral patterns tend to shock a lot of people, but never writers. When I say I haven’t stepped out of the house for weeks, or don’t remember what I had for breakfast in the morning, or say I’ve had a really productive day because I finally found proof that twins born to the same […]
Happy New Year everyone! Right… so I’ve been missing a while. Wondering what I’ve been up to? Here are the dirty details.
A few weeks ago, I received a distressed e-mail from a woman who needed to vent. She figured that since I’d been through the same phase two years ago, I would understand exactly what she was going through. She was right. I did. I understood her need to leave her low-paying job, her desire to […]