The Common Cure for Uncommon Anxiety

As I’ve gotten older, I seemed to have developed new anxieties. And not just any ol’ run-of-the-mill anxieties; I’m talking about the brink-of-insanity variety. These are steroid-laden beastial anxieties that really make no sense because, really, does anxiety ever truly make sense in the first place? At least I’m self-aware. I guess I should probably […]

QWEARY

YOU GUYS! I’ve coined a new word: QWEARY! que¬∑ry (noun) a¬†question;¬†an¬†inquiry. mental¬†reservation;¬†doubt. (Otherwise known as: EVERYTHING a writer has AT ALL TIMES) an¬†inquiry¬†from¬†a¬†writer¬†to¬†an¬†editor¬†of¬†a¬†magazine,¬†newspaper,¬†etc.,¬†regarding the¬†acceptability¬†of or¬†interest¬†in¬†an¬†idea¬†for¬†an¬†article,¬†news¬†story,¬†or¬†the¬†like:¬†usually¬†presented¬†in¬†the¬†form¬†of¬†a¬†letter that¬†outlines¬†or¬†describes¬†the¬†projected¬†piece¬†a literary agent begging for seeking representation for their completed novel. (verb) to¬†ask¬†or¬†inquire¬†about: (See: representation for a totally awesome YA novel!) to¬†question¬†as¬†doubtful¬†or¬†obscure:¬†to¬†query¬†a¬†statement. (See: me totally questioning my ability to write […]

That Time I Thought I Was Ready to Query was Kind of Like A Writer’s Premature Ejaculation

So, remember that one time in January of 2009 when I thought I was ready to query literary agents because I finished writing a novel and I thought that I was #TheMan.com? Not my finest hour. Or smartest. Or sanest. Actually, it was the worst. Picture this: Peekskill, 2009 … I finished writing my second […]

The Summer of the Never – Ending Existential Crisis

I feel like everything is in a state of constant “moment before the free-fall.” You know, feet haven’t totally left the ground/platform/whatever metaphorical hard-ground you want to picture me standing on, and I’m not spiraling down into a deep, dark abyss – not yet, anyway. I’m stuck in the moment before the plunge. I’m suspended […]

The Inherent Transience of Positivity

As a writer, by nature I am: ¬†Self-deprecating Self-absorbed ¬†Masochistic Narcissistic ¬†In constant need of attention and approval; basically, I need my ego stroked. At all times. … and that’s just the short list. So, given all those wonderful qualities that I possess when it comes to putting on the “writing” hat and becoming Writer […]