I was talking to a friend the other day about imposter syndrome. Because I like using big words to talk about myself, apparently. Wikipedia calls it “a concept describing individuals … Continue reading About imposter syndrome and owning your talents.
the hazy glow of summertime has nearly reached its end though the sweet taste of ice cream is still on our lips the fairy wings of summer are put … Continue reading an ode to the summer: because all good things must come to an end
I joined this writer’s group on Facebook called Ninja Writers. The ninja genius behind the group, Shaunta, shares lots of writing advice and prompts and invites members to share samples … Continue reading Ninja Writers: Nobody’s Perfect
I saw this NaNoWriMo tag on The Book’s The Thing and thought I’d play along since I’m clearly obsessed with tags right now – at least this one is about … Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Tag.
summer looks like wet beach towels, hung to dry sand covered feet, salty sweet air, water slides blisters from long walks at the amusement park sticky faces from too much … Continue reading summer: poetry in motion
My son is learning about poetry in school right now. I’m not sure how much of a hand his teacher had in helping the kids write these, but I’ll choose … Continue reading He’s talented, too: MM may be the next e.e. cummings
We’d spent the afternoon explaining The Beatles and Yoko Ono to the kids. The casual lecture lingered on throughout dinner to cover peace activism and the Civil Rights Movement because … Continue reading Music vs. Poetry.
A million years ago on the first day of 6th or 7th grade, a group of the soon to be Popular Girls asked me to join their Sticker Club. I still remember … Continue reading The Sticker Club.
You know when you read a line in a book, blog post or buzzfeed article, etc. that is just so perfect that it will not leave your mind. You keep … Continue reading The perfect line.
It’s the last week of National Novel Writing Month and I’m both optimistic, pessimistic and realistic all at once. I’ve only written 26,874 – a little over halfway done with … Continue reading Nanowrimo: The Last Week.
Last week sucked. It was crazy busy and I kept finding myself stupidly not writing when I should have been writing and blaming it on the week two doldrums and … Continue reading Nanowrimo Week 3: Escaping week two with hope intact.
Despite a good amount of writer’s block, interruptions from children who like breathe and stuff, and you know life… I managed to keep up with my word goals all week, … Continue reading Nanowrimo Week 2: On writer’s block and other excuses.