Unforeseen Hiatus

Writing seems to exist in a predictable pattern for me, even when unintended. A burst of inspiration inevitably leads to a hiatus after I cross the halfway point with my work and alas, it occurred again. I haven’t posted in any of my spaces since May and for good reason, seeing as the income sideContinue reading “Unforeseen Hiatus”

Back to the drawing board

One of the hardest parts about being a writer is that moment when you share the piece you’ve been working diligently on, just to get the feedback that “kills your darlings”. Its a dreaded process but a necessary one. As I’ve worked on my 2nd draft/revision of my novel I felt myself getting stuck byContinue reading “Back to the drawing board”

Living With the Voices in My Head

The last few weeks have been quite an adventure. Instead of pushing ahead with my novel rewrite, slogging away to get it done, I have a taken a step back to work on some much needed character development. My characters have been conversing and confronting each other for quite some time in my head butContinue reading “Living With the Voices in My Head”

The Unseen

The red pooled on the pavement leaving a Jackson Pollak in the contours and cracks as I walked, various hues of color forming as it mixed with the dirt and debris. People watched, spectators to a blood sport, walking wide around the river I left in the shade of the elevated rail. Cars slowed onContinue reading “The Unseen”

Kickin’ it at 36

Mortality is an interesting thing and if COVID has taught us anything, it is that it should be valued. Today marked my 36th birthday and, while it was a time to reflect on being another year older with my professional dreams not yet achieved, it also opened up the world of possibilities before me. I’mContinue reading “Kickin’ it at 36”

Four Beats

My son giggled as he sailed down the slide, hands high in the air, fingers reaching for the clouds. He shrieked with joy when he landed in his sister’s arms at the bottom, twins enjoying a beautiful Spring day. Lub, dub Our glasses clinked before we took a long swig of our wine, freshly retrievedContinue reading “Four Beats”

Deception of Time

The dripping of water. The buzzing of the lights. Breaths, in and out, an unending constant. I’ve lost track of the days, never seeing the light, that of the sun that is as the artificial ones over head never cease.  When I first moved into this room I tried to keep track, jotting down eachContinue reading “Deception of Time”

Writing & Community

Writing feels like a solitary endeavor and often it is. Hours and hours sitting behind a keyboard or putting the pen to the page, whisking yourself away to worlds your mind creates or, on those occasions, starring at the page waiting for the thoughts to come. Regardless, you are usually alone. It’s odd isn’t it?Continue reading “Writing & Community”

‘Slight’ of Hand

“I can’t bloody believe this Quinn…” David kept fluttering his fingers, his hands clammy as he paced in the room. Water seeped in from the ceiling in the corner, the smell of mildew thick on the air as the incessant drip, drip, drip echoed like a distant drummer. Their whole lives, they’d lived like this. A trailer,Continue reading “‘Slight’ of Hand”

I’ve been busy!

It has been almost 10 days since my last post! How the time flies, huh? In that time I’ve been diligently working on short story submissions, my short story collection for publication, and the revision of my novel manuscript. It’s hard word but the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. I’m creating, it is soContinue reading “I’ve been busy!”