Time, motivation and a notepad

The spring semester is over, and I finished, as they say, not with a bang but with a whimper.  I carried over much of my confusion from the first semester and while some things were clarified, other things grew murky in my mind and I’m glad to have it behind me.  I’m taking an elective, Research and Reporting, this summer […]

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Everything except writing

I’ve done a lot of thinking about writing, reading about writing, surfing the net for writing blogs, talking about writing, musing about writing – but lately I haven’t actually done a whole lot of writing.  I journal almost every day, but I really need to get myself back on track.  Leslie told me: just tell stories.  I’m so behind in book reviews and writing submissions for school that I barely know how to catch up.  One step at a time I guess.  One book at a time.  One paper at a time.  One essay at a time.  One sentence at a time, I suppose.  Wake up, acknowledge the blessings in my life and put it back out into the universe.  JUST DO IT!

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Format, part 2: The overthinking

In last night’s post I promised to continue my train of thought.  Yesterday was kind of a thoughtful day, as in I wrote for like an hour in my journal, vented some anger, bitterness, resentment, confusion and a little bit about goal-setting.  This is why I keep a journal – a password-protected, naming-names corner of my personal galaxy.  Often after […]

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Month and a half

It’s roughly a month and a half now till I start the MFA program at Goucher.  The program formally starts with the on-campus residency.  I think I’m ready, although I still have a fair amount of reading to do before I feel like my brain will be full of enough literary journalism, memoir, biography, autobiography, crime writing, and general “true […]

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