Why I stepped away

I write that title and think to myself you've failed as a writer. I haven't dug into my writing projects since early February. I've been writing still, I've been editing still, but I'll be the first to say I was not prioritizing writing. I could claim I've been busy, I could honestly tell you work has…

The Five-Minute Meltdown

There I was, boasting that critiques were bouncing off my back as positive reinforcement that what I was writing was good. Not just good, people asked to read more! They complimented my characters, appreciated the depth and complexity of thought, laughed where I wanted them to. Then one note came along. It wasn't negative. It…