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!”

Excerpt of “Lazarus”

I have been working the last week on wrapping up my short story ‘Lazarus’ which is the final piece in my short story collection before editing. It has been a rewarding project, acting as a counterweight to my main novel project and giving me an outlet when I need to check my brain out onContinue reading “Excerpt of “Lazarus””

The Artist’s Challenge

If you are like me, you likely have a full time job to pay the bills as you struggle to build in time to work on your art as well as juggle family and real life. It is daunting and challenging but also rewarding. The day I can become a full time writer, I willContinue reading “The Artist’s Challenge”

What’s your scene?

When it comes to your writing, do you have an ideal workspace? Are there certain situations that drive you to write? As time has gone on, I’ve found that I can write anywhere. I used to feel like I needed to be at my desk, cup of tea or coffee brewed, in order to writeContinue reading “What’s your scene?”

“Das Letzte Wort; or, The Final Word”

I walked into my office, feeling low after the university board’s harsh criticism. Who the fuck did they think they were to judge me? Was I not one of the premier literary critics in Berlin? Did they actually think they knew better than me? “Ficken Bastarde.”  I slammed my briefcase onto my desk, sending aContinue reading ““Das Letzte Wort; or, The Final Word””

“Fleeting Whisper”

Our democracy is a delicate thing and we watched it get tested like never before this week. I hope to never see something like that happen in the United States again and while processing it, I turned to writing, like I do in most instances. My musings led to the following: *** A single tear.Continue reading ““Fleeting Whisper””

Hello 2021 👋🏼🥳 Let’s Accomplish Some Things!

A new year is here and with it comes new goals, resolutions, and an assortment of other “resets”. This year I am focusing on my long term goals that I set in October 2020 and not allowing myself to be tethered to a 12 month arbitrary deadline. So my current benchmarks are: -Finish revision ofContinue reading “Hello 2021 👋🏼🥳 Let’s Accomplish Some Things!”

“The Dancer”

Every chance I get, I dance  Swaying to and fro to the sounds of my own music My hips pop, crackling like kindled tinder But first, I need a light  I wait patiently for it  A user not a beggar, accepting whatever offering comes my way Once I’m warmed up, I sway There is aContinue reading ““The Dancer””

Scenery Helps

Today I woke up and got settled. It is amazing how much better I feel just having everything in its place. The camper is set for the next several weeks. I took a moment to do some writing after doing my day job (which is also finally slowing down for the next two weeks whileContinue reading “Scenery Helps”

Holiday Melancholy

The holiday’s have always been difficult for me when it comes to my writing. Pressure at work combined with the coordination of family events always led me to sacrifice my passion. This year (in part due to the pandemic) it is a bit different. Since a lot of people are not meeting with family thisContinue reading “Holiday Melancholy”