Two months ago, I was hugging a hoodoo in Utah and smiling toward the camera when the phone rang. “We would like to offer you a spot in our MFA Creative Nonfiction program.” Not sure if I heard her correctly, I asked, “Does this mean I’ve been accepted?” Accepted indeed, I realized the real work … More 12 Lessons Learned With NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo (National Book Writing Month) started Sunday morning at the stroke of midnight, and while people around the world waited by the clock to start punching keys, I gave myself the luxury of a 4:30 wake up. 4:30 felt more like 5:30 this Sunday and I was ready, with daylight savings on my side. In … More The Honeymoon Is Over and I Joined an Australian Support Group
My seven year old niece, let’s call her Ayla, woke up before her sister one morning and sat next to me on the couch. It was a Saturday and the girls were staying with us for the weekend. “What are you doing?” she asked. “I’m writing a book,” I said and showed her my laptop screen. … More How Do You Write a Book, Aunt Kiki?
My goal with this site is to share my experience preparing for and beginning an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College this January. I will share snippets of the past several months leading up to this point, which include: The morning of July 2014, when I realized NOW is the time to start the process of writing … More First Post – It (the post) Will Get Better, I Promise