When the Turkey’s Ready and Only Then

Sam, I write to you this post at a timely moment.¬†November hosts the annual challenge many writers will take up: National Novel Writing Month. The objective of NaNoWriMo is to compose a 50,000 word manuscript within the dates of November 1 and November 30. Whether or not you accomplish the assigned criterion by November’s end…

For the Pursuit of Purpose

Sam, Ever had one of those days when you just feel like screw everything, nothing’s going to happen/get done, why bother keep going? I know I have. This may sound familiar cause I’ve talked about doubt in “The Old Battle” post earlier this year. (Sorry for writing about so many depressing things, but this won’t…

Road Blocks Aren’t Set in Stone

Sam, I’d like to talk about what happens when I find myself stuck behind¬†a crease in the creative tapestry. When these hiccups happen, my whole world seems to be tossed about like Pi’s raft during a storm. After eight years of writing, I still find myself taken aback when something like a roadblock enters my…

Hi! I’m an English major

Sam, Lately, I’ve been getting more questions about my future, and what I want to do with my major. Being a senior can do that to you. But, more often than not, people have said “oh, so you’re going to teach?” Allow me a moment to yell in rage and bend a large amount of…