The First Draft

This November has really taught me a lot about what it means to write the first draft. And, oddly enough, I didn’t really understand the first draft until I’d written about a dozen of them. I think I’m starting to get it now, and as a self-proclaimed amateur writer and a damn fine looker-upper-of-things, I … More The First Draft

Oh No WriMo

Well, last week I was going to prepare a lovely NaNoWriMo post for everyone, but got a bit sidetracked with a heavy dose of depression that really bogged me down. Everyone who has grown from darkness eventually returns to it, and this will be my life forever. And while that isn’t a very uplifting thought, … More Oh No WriMo

Let us.

Originally posted on maryegalvin:
I have started a few different posts on here and Facebook regarding the election results. This is the truth. This is a path forward. — You don’t know me very well so I feel the need to explain. My instinctual, visceral response to many troubles and conflicts is aggression. It is…

If I Could Write a Letter to America: A Textbook Instead

In school they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Someone said superman, and they gave him a textbook instead. Someone said princess, and they gave her a textbook instead. When John Lennon said happy, they gave him a textbook instead. They tell us the real world isn’t like high school, … More If I Could Write a Letter to America: A Textbook Instead