TWITL – week thirty-six – what we remember

TWITL – week thirty-six – what we remember

As I write now, it’s September 11, 2021. Twenty years since 9/11. I won’t post this today but I thought I’d take that moment to pause, as one does on this day but I suppose especially this day twenty years later. What did we learn from that day, from those days after, from that moment…

TWITL – week twenty-two – creative limbo

TWITL – week twenty-two – creative limbo

I started writing a story (even though I have at least two other stories that need some attention) from a scene that came in strong (and had no place in other stories I’d already started). I’m in the outlining stage and writing random chapters to get to know the characters. I thought it would be…

TWITL – week fourteen – a new tattoo and other musings

TWITL – week fourteen – a new tattoo and other musings

My new tattoo is now upon me! This one took a little over an hour and oddly enough didn’t seem to hurt as much as my last tattoo. Is it because we chatted while he was working? Was it because my body knew what to expect? Perhaps it was the artist’s touch? Right now it’s…

TWITL – week twelve – warming up too fast

TWITL – week twelve – warming up too fast

It’s only been spring for a week and the weather feels like it’s trying to skip it and go right into summer. I know some people want to do that but I do not. Spring used to be my favorite season but it just never seems to last long enough to savor. Summer-like weather follows…

TWITL – week fifty-one – dreaming of you with my words

TWITL – week fifty-one – dreaming of you with my words

I know you see medreaming of you with my wordspretending we’re real Sometimes the poetry makes no sense but there it is. My top nine of 2020 at Instagram heavily features Sullivan Stapleton and Santiago Cabrera. How did Charles Mesure sneak in there? I sort of love it. I’m thinking almost all of those shots…

TWITL – week fifty – colder days

TWITL – week fifty – colder days

It’s late Sunday morning as I start this post and the skies are gray and the ground is wet. The rain poured strong earlier this morning and it was a welcome sound and sight. I don’t mind the rain as long as I’m home and not outside trying to drive in it… I signed my…

TWITL – week forty-nine – what next

TWITL – week forty-nine – what next

I’m always slight adrift after writing for National Novel Writing Month. After writing for a whole month on a deadline with a word count, suddenly have all this “free” time just feels oddly confining. Do I continue with another installment of the novel? (Right now, I want to write more to my latest story and…

TWITL – weeks 45, 46, 47, 48 aka TMITL November 2020

TWITL – weeks 45, 46, 47, 48 aka TMITL November 2020

It’s Monday, November 30th and if I actually post this today, it’ll be a miracle! Yes, I wrote for National Novel Writing Month again and I wrote just a smidgen over 50k words, the last of them written yesterday, November 29th. I was below the pace for most of the month but thank goodness I…