After two weeks on the road visiting various writers and teaching at a conference, and also just in general living a life of being friends with lots of writers, I have put together a list of things writers talk about when they get together:
Another writer deserving/not deserving their success.
As I mentioned before I have in the past been afflicted with both Scarlet Fever and Pericarditis (infection in the lining of my heart), I was in a coma for four days at the age of three and have a balloon in my neck from a surgery to remove a cyst. I’ve also had shingles.
“It is always on my mind a little bit, being aware of who my readers are and also engaging in a conversation with them, because I really love to be in that conversation. That’s when it gets interesting for me, because I am an inherently lonely person. Anytime someone cares about my writing, even if it’s just a tweet, I feel a little less alone. It might be a sad thing to say although I don’t feel sad saying it.”
I often get questions from new writers asking what it takes to become a successful writer. In their questions is the implicit suggestion that there is a an answer to this question, a formula that can be easily replicated. Other times, I’m asked how writers can get published in X, Y, or Z magazine,…
Word to the re-submit. I need to do more of that myself.
Last night, I attended a fundraiser for a local organization that promotes Fairness for LGBTQ people, people of color and other marginalized groups in Kentucky. I love their work and they’re very good at actually winning campaigns.
I was dressed fancy enough and looked pretty damn cute last…