Fighting my writing demons, and winning (at least for now)

I recently had a number of writing successes. But they didn’t come easily. I struggled the whole time, and not just over the writing, either. I struggled with my fears and insecurities. I came face-to-face with my writing demons You know what I’m talking about: Those voices inside your head that taunt you’re not good enough or talented enough… Read More Fighting my writing demons, and winning (at least for now)

A rejection, and an epiphany on Mount Marathon

The Helen Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico doesn’t want to offer me a three-month residency in 2014. Rejection always, always hurts. No matter how many you receive, and believe me, I’ve received boatloads, it still stings. It’s still impossible not, for those first few blaring minutes, to take it personally, to think that someone is… Read More A rejection, and an epiphany on Mount Marathon

Lost

I became lost earlier this evening while running a 10K race over the trails in Kincaid Park. I was talking with a running friend and we both missed the small yellow prompt and ended up at the finish line a mile too early. Later, driving home, I wondered: How often in life have I missed a turn and finished too… Read More Lost