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…

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I blinked and it was January 1

I already miss November. Let me tell you, NaNoWriMo is the greatest thing I have ever done. The end of the month was more disappointing because now I can't use it as an excuse to not participate in social activities. Now I have to go back to boring excuses like "I'm planning my cat's birthday…