life, writing

A new career – finally believing

The questions never stop Can I teach again? Should I try it? Am I just giving up? The best days are the worst The doubts eat me alive Two years I've pretended Waiting to get busted Who gets to call themselves a writer? Not me. And yet, the shift has happened The genes have shifted… Continue reading A new career – finally believing

life, writing

Camp NaNoWriMo Prep

I've started a new project and I'm fighting the seat of my pants that wants to take off and just get on with writing, and am madly prepping and outlining in anticipation of Camp NaNoWriMo in April. Last July and November, I was working on a project about chronic, invisible illness for the writing challenge.… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Prep

Health, life, writing

Happy New (school) Year!

Back to school. Three words that can cause dread or excitement, depending on the person. For some students, school is a happy place filled with friends, new experiences and the wonder of learning. For others, it's an institution with rules to make them toe the line, to think and behave in a way that is… Continue reading Happy New (school) Year!