June 19, 2010

Anton Chekhov

'I am distracted; I am weary to the bottom of my soul; sorrow lies heavy on my heart; and yet I am expected to sit down and write! And this is called "living"!'
-excerpt from "Hush", Selected Stories

I am writing a first draft of a short story. Early drafts often feel masochistic and I want to run away, but alas, I know I would only find other, less satisfying ways to torture myself. I know a few! Thus, I continue and know I will be rewarded with those indescribable glimmers of glee a writer is rewarded with through process.

June 13, 2010

12 or 20 Questions with rob mclennan

Writer/poet/publisher rob mclennan was kind enough to ask me to be part of his 12 or 20 questions series. Check out my interview and other writing news on his amazing blog.