It is spring, nearly summer and I’m so excited to be at the end of another semester and my first full year as an MFA-seeker. I have done very little new writing in the last quarter but it’s not been a creative loss. I’ve been learning what “revision” truly means and how it differs from editing. About … More It’s Been Awhile: Revise vs. Edit
Let me preface this by saying I have only been published in a Lit Mag once, so I am no expert on getting published. However, I am a volunteer reader for Blue Mesa Review–a really fabulous magazine from UNM (with free submissions!!!) and I get to read A LOT of submissions and with that, a … More Five For Friday: Things to Avoid When Submitting to Lit Mags.
For anyone whose never taken a workshop class, it can be quite daunting. Not only are you handing over pages of your work, but the entire goal is to have it critiqued and examined under a spotlight of critical attention by a whole group of people with different opinions, different perspectives, and different tastes from … More MFA Monday: Workshop
Writing isn’t always an easy thing to see. I have a novel that has had me stumped for about a year now. The plot arc is complete. It has a beginning, middle, and end. The characters are all there. But I know it needs work–a lot of work–and knowing where to “put my pen” has evaded … More The Arc of Understanding
Happy Monday, y’all! I had an awesome weekend. Autumn made a grand entrance Saturday morning and has officially stolen the show from late-lingering summer. Autumn in New Mexico is glorious. It’s cool, crisp, and overcast. The leaves are changing and we have Balloon Fiesta so every time you look up, you’re practically guaranteed to see a … More Meet Me Monday: My Writing Routine
The Golden Apple received 5 stars from Readers’ Favorite! … More A Golden Review!