I watched Scarface for the first time last week. I know, I know… I’m, like, thirty five years behind. But better late than never, right? I’d seen bits and pieces of the movie over the years, and of course I knew the “say hello to my little friend” line (said in my best bad Cuban […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
“Life wouldn’t have been necessarily empty, but it would not have looked like this.” – Lance Armstrong, on life after cancer. “You don’t know it yet,” he wrote, “but we’re the lucky ones.” – Lance Armstrong, Not About the Bike I occasionally receive a comment that I never quite know how to respond to: “I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I had a bad day. It started when I accidentally slept in and by the time I realized it, I’d blown past my usual writing time. That’s when the little voice in my head started. It’s my own voice, and right then it sounded disappointed. “Good job,” the voice said. “You wasted that morning.” While […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
1. A new idea strikes: “This is going to be the best story ever!” 2. Plotting: “I’m never going to get this to work.” 3. Rough Draft (making flinging motions with hands): “Super powers for everyone!” 4. Second Draft (weeping into hands): “This story sucks. Writing sucks. I suck.” 5. Third Draft (contemplating): “If I […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Between blog posts, working, and keeping up with my family I’ve been busy writing stories. My friend Tina gave me an idea for a writing project over the summer. I was lamenting to her about being stuck in a writing rut and how long it took me to finish a story. She gave me some […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.