Writing. It’s Not a Bad Gig, Actually

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

We’re talking about the hardest part of being a writer this week. But all things considered, being a writer isn’t particularly hard, at least compared to the other jobs I’ve had. In contrast, the challenges in teaching are myriad (and well documented, may I say, in Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes, out in just twenty-seven (!!OMG!!) days from Berkley). I miss a lot of things about teaching–daily interactions with my…


Set Priorities–Then Keep Them

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When I was younger, I always envisioned I’d go to a job from 8 to 5, but once I was home for the evening or weekend, I’d be in non-work mode. I’d have endless hours to fill with frivolity. Oh, how wrong I was. Writing is the dust of career paths. It is always there, always waiting for you to work on it. And even when you spend hours hammering…