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my writing life (sols)

Yesterday I wrote a post and was pleasantly surprised to get a new glimpse into my writing life. Today I’m hoping to explore it more and learn more about my own writing process and finding time and gaining confidence and all of that stuff. So here’s a little unplanned list. We’ll see what is revealed…. (I’m a little anxious to see what pops up!) I think about writing even when I’m not in front of my computer. For my professional work, I find myself “talking it out” while I’m in… Read more my writing life (sols)

it takes time

I wish I wrote faster. Sometimes I feel a little frustrated with how long it takes to write. I started playing with some new characters last April. That’s four months (and three writer’s notebooks) ago. I wish the story were drafted. But it’s not. I have a collection of scenes, snippets from the story world. 15,906 words. I don’t have the story. I’m still playing and discovering and building. I tell myself to write 1000 words each day and the story will be finished in a few weeks. It doesn’t… Read more it takes time

what makes a family? (soLs)

I’ve learned a lot about Norway in the past week or so. Like the rest of the world, I watched the news unfold about the attacks in Oslo. The images scrolled by on the television and the computer. They looked surreal. Even more strange was the chat box opened at the bottom of the computer screen with strings of letters forming words I’ve never seen. It was a conversation in Norwegian. I watched the news unfold over the shoulder of a Norwegian who lives 25 minutes from Oslo. Well, she… Read more what makes a family? (soLs)

i can hardly wait…

Laurie Halse Anderson is hosting the fourth annual WRITE FIFTEEN MINUTES A DAY CHALLENGE this month. Ican’twait. Ican’twait. Ican’twait. The welcome message for the first day of the challenge is up now. Here’s hoping you WFMAD too.