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…

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…

Panic at the Deadline

Sam, I’m going to need to vent about how worried I am. It might be needless worry, product of the Old Battle with the Critic within, but nevertheless. Recently I submitted a short story I have been slaving over the past weeks with to a scholarship memorial contest at my Uni’s English department. I’m sure…