A-to-Z Challenge, life, writing

V is for Verklempt

(adj.) completely overcome with emotion I'm trying not to think about it too deeply. The fact that I only have four posts left in this A to Z Challenge. It's been a struggle, but honestly I feel that it's been very fulfilling. It's given me a chance to explore myself a bit more and to… Continue reading V is for Verklempt

A-to-Z Challenge, creative process, writing

T is for Trouvaille

(n.) something lovely discovered by chance, a windfall That's what I'm looking for lately. I just need a bit of a tail wind to fill my sails and send me shooting forward. I realize you can't manufacture chance encounters otherwise they are not by chance but I'm hoping that Lady Luck will favor me with… Continue reading T is for Trouvaille

A-to-Z Challenge, creative process, life, writing

S is for Sabaism

(n.) the worship of stars, uncountable It was a cold night in the middle of a tennis court in Maryland. I lay on my back and stared up at the sky eating a Twizzler. A titter of laughter from my suite-mates erupted from a small distance away. They were wearing cat onesies in public which… Continue reading S is for Sabaism

A-to-Z Challenge, creative process, writing

R is for Raconteur

(n.) a talented storyteller Once upon a time there was a writer who wanted to tell a story. And so before she ever wrote anything she read a lot of other storytellers who were much more talented than herself. She learned their shows, their tells, their strengths, their weaknesses and then made a list of… Continue reading R is for Raconteur

A-to-Z Challenge, creative process, writing

Q is for Querencia

(n. Spanish) A place from which one's strength is drawn; where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self. I'll be honest. I've been slacking on my drafting this week. It's been a mixture of things. It was the sudden and instantaneous death of my motivation, coupled with the nice… Continue reading Q is for Querencia