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Waving the White Flag: NaNoWriMo 2017

Waving the White Flag: NaNoWriMo 2017

Since January I have been jonesing to tackle NaNoWriMo. Every time I post a goals check in and write TBD I stare at it with a sense of dread and anticipation. After the disaster that defined November 2016, I was determined […]

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Ambition

I don’t think I have ever used the word ambitious to describe myself. For some reason, there is a wall between the acts of an ambitious person and my own mentality. It has taken me until this point in my […]

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Weighing In On Mental Health

Weighing In On Mental Health

There was a bit of a theme in Kate’s posts over January, and one in particular struck a chord with me. This one, Depression is  a Difficult Beast to Tame, in which she discusses her personal struggles with depression, especially […]

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Depression is a Difficult Beast to Tame

Depression is a Difficult Beast to Tame

Probably the hardest thing I will ever face in my life has already been with me for seventeen years: depression. Currently, I’m in pretty deep. Getting up in the morning is hard. Moving is hard. I’m constantly sore and sick […]

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The Dark Side of Writing

The Dark Side of Writing

On Monday, Melissa posted about coming back from the dark side of writing and I had a long enough comment on the dark side of writing and characters to turn it into a post. Writing deeply flawed, tortured, or ill […]

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Coming Back From The Dark Side

How do you come back from the truly dark stuff? This question has appeared a few times lately. One writer friend outright asked me how I handle returning to “normal” with the dark stuff. Someone else confessed to a NaNo […]

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