09
MAR
2011

Creativity is not a bottomless well

For a very long time, I was a firm believer that writing every day was the best recipe for staying sharp, focused and creative. Some days you write for hours, other days only a few minutes. But I’ve recently started to believe that writing every day may not always be the...
08
MAR
2011

What I’m Reading: SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce

I am a sucker for fairy tales, traditional or re-told. Summary from the inside jacket: Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister, Rosie, from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and a blood-red cloak,...
07
MAR
2011

What I’m Reading: SWEETHEARTS by Sara Zarr

This book was not what I thought it would be. It was better… Summary from the inside jacket: As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also each other’s only friend. So when Cameron disappeared without warning, Jennifer...
28
FEB
2011

Battling the urge to check email

So you sent the email. You hit send and it went flying off into the depths of cyberspace. Now what do you? Refresh gmail every other minute until the response comes back, right? (Don’t lie. I’m guilty of this too.) I saw this tweet earlier in the week and something...
24
FEB
2011

What I’m Reading: THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

Things you will need while reading this: Deep breathes. Tissues. A strong stomach. Summary from the inside jacket: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when...
18
FEB
2011

Connected yet alone

Last night I got overwhelmed by this feeling that tends to plague me. I was on twitter, conversing with a bunch of my writer friends, and suddenly, at that very same moment, I felt insanely alone. And I started wondering why it is, that as a writer, I can feel so supported by...