OMG! It’s Robert Olen Butler’s birthday (two days’ late)

I was having a bit of a bad day, you see. My stomach hurt and the cat threw up a hairball on my pillow and there was nothing good to eat for lunch. Then, while browsing Facebook (Facebook is the most splendid way of avoiding writing one’s novel), I discovered that it was Robert Olen Butler’s… Read More OMG! It’s Robert Olen Butler’s birthday (two days’ late)

The hard act of writing (or why I ate two bowls of popcorn in one sitting)

“There was nothing glorious about the life of a drinker or the life of a writer.” Charles Bukowski Writing is hard. I know, I know: They tell you that in grad school but did I listen? Does anyone? It’s taken me years to realize the truth: That writing is hard. That it’s work. That it’s… Read More The hard act of writing (or why I ate two bowls of popcorn in one sitting)