The First Week of August

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn,… Continue reading The First Week of August

Postcard Writings

“Whenever I’m out of town for at least a week, I feel like I should write a postcard or something, but you can be a genius, you try and write a postcard you come across like a moron anyway: “This city’s got big buildings. I like food. Bye.” Jim Gaffigan Here’s the latest postcard I… Continue reading Postcard Writings

Traditional Publishing Digital Publishing

There used to be such a stigma in self-publishing now I think many writers are perfectly fine traversing the self-published route.  Here’s one bloggers story on self-publishing. Self publishing companies are also growing to help the uninitiated find their way. What are your thoughts? Self publishing vs traditional publishing? Lovingly, The Writing Nag

Fear of Writing

I wanted to share this with you this morning because it really resonated with me. Author Fiona Robyn’s story “Why I’m frightened of writing.” What keeps you from writing? Its been almost two years since I graduated with my poetry manuscript almost finished…where is the resistance to finishing or starting a writing project? What keeps… Continue reading Fear of Writing

A Colorado Tragedy

Another tragic shooting…this time in Aurora, Colorado. Sympathy and loving thoughts go out to the family, friends and community of the victims. Senseless violence claims innocent victims. Sad doesn’t seem to convey what I’m feeling right now.

The Drowsy Bee

 “The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.” James Russell Lowell It’s always in July that I look up from the keyboard and think where has the year gone? Here it is July 18th, that means if you made writing goals for… Continue reading The Drowsy Bee