I’m Trying to Write Anyway

CheneyOn Writing0 Comments

I’m taking Janelle Hanchett’s Write Anyway class, and because of who I am as a person, I am already slacking off and haven’t finished writing the piece that was due for feedback on Thursday. It’s Sunday now, and although I have started and stopped four different essays, I still am not sure which one is the right story to tell. … Read More


CheneyDaily Photo, I'm Writing a Book, NaNoWriMo0 Comments

   I wrote 4,457 words (so far) today, and now I’m over 1,200 words ahead on my NaNoWriMo novel, and I am totally stoked about it.  I feel like I have finally hit my stride with this story while at the same time I have arrived at a pivitol point where I need to make some serious decisions about where … Read More

NaNoWriMo 2015: Week Two Update

CheneyI'm Writing a Book, NaNoWriMo0 Comments

  Today marks the halfway point of NaNoWriMo 2015 and after a week of lagging behind and procrastinating and doing all the other things I could possibly do with my free time EXCEPT write, I knew that I had to either get down to business today or maybe consider giving up. I started the day with 20,629 words, and I … Read More

Who does she think she is?

CheneyFiction, On Writing, Writing Challenges11 Comments

Who does she think she is? I ask myself this over and over as I’m sitting at my vanity, applying thick coats of concealer and constructing my mask. Yesterday I cut my hair short – boy short. Today I do the hard work of hiding myself, turning my pretty girl face into just another anonymous guy. Who does she think … Read More

If Blocked

CheneyFiction, Writing Challenges11 Comments

First say NO to everything asked of you Take the burden of the bare minimum of responsibility Find the nearest chair and put your ass into it Take deep breaths ready your mind ready your fingers Now cut yourself open and bleed

This Spot

CheneyDaily Photo, On Writing0 Comments

   Elise went to a birthday party today so I had a couple of hours to kill before I had to pick her up, so I did something I haven’t done.. Maybe ever. I took my laptop and my headphones and I went to the library.  I picked a little cubicle desk all the way in the back between a … Read More

The Dead Lands Are My Scrivener Files

CheneyBooks I've Read, On Writing2 Comments

   Here’s what I’m reading now. It’s incredible. Inspiring. But apparently not inspiring enough.  I flipped through my journal today. A moleskine that is about half filled, which I started using in November of 2013.  2013. I used to curse myself for journaling too much when I used to have to buy three or four moleskines per year. But my, … Read More