When Writing Takes the Hit

For the past several days, I haven’t been making my daily word count goal. I’m being productive, and I’m on track with various deadlines, but other personal and professional tasks have taken up my time. I feel guilty when writing takes the hit because there are only so many hours in a day, and making…

Buy Me a Coffee

As we head into the new year, I want get out of the apartment more often. It’s not a resolution, or even a goal. I certainly wouldn’t classify it as a need. I just miss working in libraries and coffee shops, the way I did back in Albuquerque. They’re quiet, pleasant spaces, generally free from…

Being a Writer is a Job

When I tell people what I do for a living, I still get a lot of side eye. You know the look. It’s the one that adults give to children when they announce that they want to be Batman when they grow up. The dubious stare that says that they know something you don’t, because…

Using a Composition Book as a Journal

Composition books keep me sane. I cannot live without composition books. If there are no composition books in Finland, well, I know they have paper, so I’ll work something out. I wouldn’t actually due without a composition book. But I have a fetishistic passion for composition books. I use composition books for a lot of…