This month, I've been ruminating on patience (my own, or lack thereof, and others').
With everything going on in the world these days, I recently felt the need for some light entertainment. That's when my publisher sent me a first proof of What Remains Unsaid. After I finished jumping up and down with excitement—since this means the book will be coming in 2017—I spent the rest of a rainy... Continue Reading →
Certainly, this is more difficult than writing an essay. You will envy those youthful writers who not only did it in their twenties (or earlier) but got published—and famous. To keep from becoming too discouraged, you’ll have to look for writing icons who didn't blossom until later in life. Now that the envy is under... Continue Reading →
I recently had a discussion with my son about why I enjoy editing so much. He admitted—to my surprise, since he's not much of a reader or writer—that he enjoys editing too. "It's like ironing a big pile of wrinkly clothes. It's really satisfying." (Not that he has ever actually done this.) This seems to... Continue Reading →
One thing you learn about life after a while is that there is never a perfect time for anything. A few weeks ago, my former doula client, Fault Zone assistant editor, fellow writer, and friend Dorcas Cheng-Tozun e-mailed me to ask if I’d be interested in participating in a “blog hop.” Flexing my haunches and... Continue Reading →