I have a “writing spouse,” Nadia. We meet every week and give each other feedback and encouragement over cupcakes.
I was in a rut. I was submitting to lit journals and only getting rejections. I had sent off my screenplays to some agents and producers and was only met with silence. Much of the writing life is about patience and waiting, but I felt adrift. Maybe it was time to finally start a blog, an idea I’d been mulling over for years.
Nadia said that a blog would be grounding. “It’s hard when you’re alone writing all day long,” she explained. “When you commit to a blog, you’re doing something concrete. You’re not just making characters have conversations in your head.”
I’m ready to start this new adventure. When I’m traveling, I will post about my journeys. When at home in Portland, I will post about the writing life, veganism and happenings around town. Travel posts coming up: A day-by-day recounting of my trip to China in April and highlights from New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Germany! Plus, how to get started with submitting to literary journals.
Give me a few minutes and I’ll distract you from your office blues! I plan to post on Monday and Thursday mornings in the first two weeks to see how things go. : )