Episode 3: Goals It’s taken me a month to write about the fact that, in July, I participated in the NaNoWriMo Camp. Background: National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to, not surprisingly, write a novel (approximately 50,000 words) in the month of November. I’ve never had the time or motivation to commit on quite… Continue reading Writing Blind: Diary of a Newbie Writer
Episode 2: What’s in a Name? In those awkward, small-talk conversations I hate so well, when someone asks me what I do in my spare time, the top thing off my tongue is “I’m a runner.” There are a few responses to this: I hate running, I only run if someone’s chasing me (var: I… Continue reading Writing Blind: Diary of a Newbie Writer
How do you describe magic?
It's not advice, it's solidarity.
I’d like to step away from a me-focused blog. This blog has been and will always remain a place for me to grapple on a page with what my inner voices are chattering about. I don’t want this blog to spiral into Erin’s Diary, because that’s not the content I want to put into the… Continue reading Tuesday Morning Coffee: Voice through Suffering
My thoughts are a bit hard to pin down this morning. I intend for these Tuesday morning blog posts to capture what’s important or relevant for me in the moment, without planning too much ahead of time. For some reason this morning, my thoughts keep going one place and I immediately start doubting that I… Continue reading Tuesday Morning Coffee: Making Magic
On Saturday morning, I finally dusted off my journal in one of the most serene spots I’ve enjoyed writing in. The past few months have been a true grind: a big grant deadline on the 25th; a grant that’s been in planning stages for years and the intensity of actually creating what turned out to… Continue reading The Hummingbird
The second J and I walked into our apartment for the first time and saw the huge south-facing windows, we were pretty much sold. The kicker was that there is one pane of glass facing west, directly towards the ocean. It took me no time at all to establish a new habit (at the expense… Continue reading Whale watching
On April 20th, without giving it too much thought, I titled a blog post “A Blog a Day.” I set no parameters, no end-date. It’s now been a month, which seemed like a good minimum for a new habit. I already wrote a bit about trying to maintain writing in some form every day, even… Continue reading One month!
Two days to go. This is kind of like releasing the “Best Of 2017” list on 12/28/2016, but I can’t imagine I’ll learn anything new in the last two days of this experiment. It’s what’s on my mind, and that’s what I write about. I do have time for this Even with a load of… Continue reading Things I Learned from a Month of Daily Blog Posts