A few years ago, I sat down to write a book. And I did it. I wrote "the end" and everything. Now, I am editing that manuscript, my WIP. Which sounds like I'm close to finished. But a terrible truth in writing is that you can finish a draft (or several) and never be finished … Continue reading WIP (Work in Progress)
Suitcase wheels whir and grate as I haul the rollaboard along behind me, running for the train. Two minutes to departure. And I still have to make it up a level, over the bridge and down an escalator to platform 15A. A lyric pops into my head as my feet beat against the white polished … Continue reading Music Monday | Friends – Michael W. Smith
1. The First Law of Thermodynamics, also known as the Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another. The light filters through the window earlier each day. Mornings are cold but spring is here and it hasn’t been … Continue reading Quantum Mechanics
Today I wrote two little words I wasn't expecting to write until tomorrow. And yet, here we are. At this point. My feet are tingling like they do when you have pins and needles, numb, as if you've been sitting awkwardly cutting off your circulation, but in that sweet spot, before the blood rushes back … Continue reading The End: What To Do When You Finish Writing A Book
Chemists joke about the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide. Depending on its form – solid, liquid, or gas – direct contact with it can burn you, or freeze the tissues and fluids in your skin. If you ingest significant quantities it can kill you. Of course, not ingesting enough will kill you too. According to these … Continue reading Science Sunday | Chemistry 101
Facebook has reminded me that two years ago, this happened.
The screen is blank. The cursor blinking, ready and waiting to be pushed forward by keystrokes that form words, sentences, coherent thoughts. Writing a blog post was supposed be easier than editing my book. But it's not. Sometimes, when there is too much to say, it's easier to say nothing. I don't know where to … Continue reading The Beginning…or, Somewhere
Discussing the track, Gang of Youths frontman Dave Le’aupepe says: “This song came about after I struggled with writer’s block for a year, barely managing to etch out more than a single verse of something awful the whole time. I was walking home across the Brooklyn Bridge one night, questioning my place in the world, … Continue reading Music Monday | The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows – Gang of Youths
Hey, look you guys! I wrote a thing and someone published it!