About a month ago, I scribbled some numbers on a piece of paper while I was asleep. I thought it was a dream–the urgent search for a pen write down an important number someone had rattled off to me. I’d forgotten about it until I was on the phone with a colleague this morning andContinue reading “Sooo…Sleep Writing?”
Last night on Cambly, I met a poet, a real one. He was born in Saudi Arabia with passion and agony etched on his tongue and a hole in his heart. We spoke for an hour through the veil of a black video screen–as many people from the Kingdom do to preserve modesty in theContinue reading “TIL: Poetry Behind the Veil”
Hey Y’all, The first week of NaNoWriMo is over and let’s just say my progress has not been great. I’ve been working hard to finish this creative nonfiction piece called “Salvage” while battling an upper respiratory infection. However, I have worked on my novel. I’ve added maybe 50 words to it. Yikes! Even calling it aContinue reading “NaNowrimo Week One”
Note: I wrote this last week, but held it back it because I didn’t consider it good enough to post. I do that a lot with my writing. So one of my goals is to get out as much content as possible and let it speak for its self. Hey Y’all, It’s just a week awayContinue reading “Nanowrimo 2017 Prep”
I’ve often wondered how Iran held on to its language and culture after the Arab invasion in 633 AD. Arabic is the dominant language throughout the Middle East, yet somehow Iran still speaks Farsi and held fast to its culture. Well, I learned how this was possible last night. I was on Cambly talking to aContinue reading “TIL: The Power of Poetry”
When I feel like being extra petty, I have to ask myself: What would Beyonce do?
After Prince died last year, I was determined to start writing again. But every time I sat down at my laptop, I couldn’t manage more than a few sentences before having a panic attack. I judged my writing not merely imperfect, but a condemnation of what I’d done with my life. I was determined though,Continue reading “Computer Blues”
A few months ago, April to be exact, I got this brilliant idea to change the focus of my blog and I haven’t put another word on it since! So, now it is back and I will leave well enough alone. E.