Friday, December 28, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Turning Worst Moments Into Money

"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money." - J. P. Donleavy


In case you haven't noticed, I've been through some pretty heavy trauma lately. I'm not going to air the details publicly, but let's just say it's been awful. Please don't feel sorry for me. I've lived through a lot of horrible stuff in my life and I'm still here. Which reminds me of the above quote. I heard it for the first time from author Joan Bauer a few years ago. She and I chatted about not just being survivors, but being overcomers. At the time, I was working on a project that dealt with my worst moments. I still haven't turned that project into money, but I'm hopeful that it will one day earn me a boatload of cold hard cash. The best revenge.

So what do you think? Do you hope your writing will turn your worst moments into money?

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Journal Therapy

"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."--Isaac Asimov 

Writers write. But sometimes life events make it hard to write. So what can a writer do? Journal. Think through the fingers. Many writers journal every day. I've been out of the habit for quite some time. I am back in the habit. 

Do you journal every day?

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Arizona Bound

Going Home
Tomorrow I hit the road and head home to Flagstaff, Arizona. Twenty-two years ago I made this same journey at this same time of year. I fell in love with this mountain town and fell in love in this mountain town. Though I return with a heavy heart, I know my beautiful alpine home will embrace me and fill me with the warmth and healing I need right now.