Thursday, January 26, 2012

where writers (me!) write

yesterday i had the privilege of being featured on fiction writer (& dear friend!) kristin offiler's blog, white space, to discuss the importance of where we write.  check it out, here!  & more importantly, browse & follow her blog.

next week kristin will guest post here, so stay tuned!

Friday, January 20, 2012

the cowboy that kept me writing

its friday, and you know what that means:  the end of the week, the beginning of something new & hopefully brilliant.   what better day to celebrate inspiration, in all forms?  today, i celebrate my father.

if you keep reaching, eventually you will have the strength, courage, & flexibility to get to the place you have wanted all along.  something my dad has taught me, in all things.  so proud to know someone who does what he loves, day after day.  so proud to know a man who, during one of the most challenging times in our lives, was able to finish his first novel (Treasure of the Soul).  

read the latest piece about him in this december article from Indian Country Today.   

who or what is an inspiration to you today?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

the darren criss urban vintage hangover

if you are like me you just might have that go-to city-love, that takes up a place in your heart + mind, that no other place will ever possibly compare.  if you know me (hi, how are you?) then you know that for me, that place is new york (i <3 bk).  having just returned from what is certain to be my last trip for a few months (my biggest + most important "creative project collaboration" will keep us occupied for much of this year), i can't help but feel like every morning i wake up with the sounds and sights of the city lingering on my tongue.  it is kind of a perfect marriage between hungover + heart-miss, for this place, this affecting, amazing city.
Williamsburg, BK, Photo by Jacey Blue Renner

so what to do?  well, i am not really a weeper, so that's out.  and i am not (yet) a well-enough paid writer that i can fly back & buy my first apartment there.  having friends skype their walks + adventures around the city has crossed my mind, but i worry their arms may go slack/numb/into paralysis due to high demand.  so.  that leaves me, with writing + reading about it.  which essentially is probably most to my advantage.  if i want to become that well-enough paid writer who can eventually buy a teeny apartment to call her own.

and how do darren criss + the urban vintage come into the equation?  three words: broadway and brunch.  who knew such three words could bring such inspiration.  well, actually i did.  brunch is always inspiring with its eclectic (enter, DELISH) fare.  and mr. criss, if you have heard him sing (and on broadway, my lord!) you know exactly what i am talking about.

point being:  what & where has you beyond words affected today?  mull it over. write about it on a postcard.  send it to someone you love.  & affect & affect & affect.