The Writing Life: Opening Doors

The Writing Life: Opening Doors

2007: I was basically suffering from a severe case of writer’s block. I had no idea what the hell to write. I had no ideas in which to pursue. I was frustrated to say the least. To keep myself busy writing I began to blog a lot. I would pretty much write about anything and […]

The Writing Life: Turning Point

The Writing Life: Turning Point

2008 was pretty much spent in some kind of creative limbo, at least as far as my poetry and fiction writing was concerned. I had nothing to bring to the table. Absolutely nothing at all. I was still writing many articles and essays for the BrooWaha website, which offered me an outlet as well as […]

The Writing Life: Opportunities and New Lessons Learned

The Writing Life: Opportunities and New Lessons Learned

2005 began normally enough. My friend had finished reading the manuscript and gave me her thoughts on it. For the most part, she liked it, but she did have some criticisms. I would have been a little suspicious if she had found nothing wrong with it. Ok, so now I had my first “review” so […]

The Writing Life: Floundering

The Writing Life: Floundering

2006 was virtually unproductive. I hardly wrote anything, save for a couple of poems which I really didn’t do much with. I struggled with the new novel, which was pretty much dying an early death. I realized that I didn’t know much about what I was writing about, despite the notes I had taken, despite […]

The Writing Life: The Last Straw

The Writing Life: The Last Straw

With the first draft of the novel now done, I decided to let it sit for a while, then go back to it with a fresh pair of eyes later on and get to work on cutting it down. Still, in the forefront of my mind, I knew this was pretty much an unpublishable novel […]

The Writing Life: Struggling For a New Idea

The Writing Life: Struggling For a New Idea

With the manuscript of “November Rust” in the hands of my friend, I began to get to work on this new idea that I had been toying around with. I had this vague idea about setting it in Barcelona but wasn’t quite sure what the story would be. At first, I thought about making it […]

The Writing Life:”Darker” Days

The Writing Life:”Darker” Days

As the actual new Millennium began (2001) I was pretty much hard at work with my little press. I was still trying to get my literary zine together, publishing chapbooks and broadsides for various poets, and I even took to writing some book reviews (all small press stuff) for a zine out in Colorado. I […]

The Writing Life: Finally!

The Writing Life: Finally!

[media-credit name=”Image Bank” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] It was one of those quite Sunday afternoons in the early Spring 2003. I was working pretty steadily on “November Rust” but it had reached a point where the thing just ground to a halt. I was well over 300 pages at this point. Being that it was one of […]

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