Self-Doubt

Self-Doubt

I thought about just leaving it at that. You all know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you? It goes hand-in-hand with wanting validation, feeling unappreciated, and that pesky cousin: imposter syndrome. It’s especially powerful for me when I...
Taking the leap

Taking the leap

As promised, here’s the scoop on the workshop with Randy Susan Myers Saturday: I came in thinking all I had was a jumble of research that would never amount to anything. I left thinking there’s a story in there after all. I don’t know how much was...
Memory and learning

Memory and learning

Last time I participated in a workshop with¬†Randy Susan Myers, I was struggling with the novel that is now awaiting its fate in the hands of a publisher. It was also only days before my father died. My phone rang in the middle of someone’s reading. I answered...
Why?

Why?

Why is the world the way it is? Why are people incapable of just letting each other live in peace? Why do good people sometimes do bad things? Those are some of the whys I’ve been pondering lately. But the biggest one, perhaps because it’s personal, is why...