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Well wishes

As you may imagine, I have in my possession a vast array of notebooks. The first draft of most of what I find important begins with paper and pen. And while any scrap will often do, I also have a library of pre-prepared trees for a compendium of anticipated use cases. One green book is… Read More »Well wishes

Off to a good start

I’ve been diverting a lot of my time and energy to working on my novel lately. I had thought, around Christmas, that I would commit to posting every day in the new year, as a way of honouring my faithfulness to writing. But then it dawned on me that my novel draft was written, and… Read More »Off to a good start

Joy

Joy is the most difficult emotion to experience. It’s so precarious. We are so vulnerable. What we have can be stolen so quickly; so easily; so unpredictably. It’s safer to just stay fine. If we don’t let joy in, we can’t be hurt when we inevitably lose the source of our joy. When it dies,… Read More »Joy

Silly

I’ve been watching a lot of low brow Christmas rom-coms lately. Let me specify; I’ve watched four. So far. It’s just seemed like the right course of action. So be it. The last one I watched had particularly bad writing, but I went along with it anyway, I stuck in there and, yes, I needed… Read More »Silly

Troubleshooting

Where does your joy take you? Like most of us, I imagine, I’ve spent a lot of my life learning from pain. At times, from exquisite, searing, unbearable pain. I was rewarded for that, it felt like, with the reprieve of spending the last few years exploring and uncovering things that actually feel good to… Read More »Troubleshooting

Much Horse

Today is my ex-horse’s birthday. He’s still a horse. I think. He’s just not my horse anymore. Although technically I wonder about that because he might still officially be on long-term loan, seeing as his new owner never paid me the agreed upon fee following the trial period. Pregnant, weak-spirited and with nowhere to keep… Read More »Much Horse