When the Turkey’s Ready and Only Then

Sam, I write to you this post at a timely moment.┬áNovember 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…

Losing is Better?

Sam (Someone who Ain’t Me), When playing board games with friends the other week, I struggled to stay in the game while my competitors grew in power and sought alliances with each other to work against me. But no matter how sorely I lost or struggled through the game, I realized something about myself. Losing…