Failing Harder

CheneyOn Writing1 Comment

   I was so productive today.  I got up early, got Elise to school, went and did laundry, had breakfast, went to Target, grocery shopped, went to the bank, and came home and spent an hour setting up a new mouse and keyboard (technical difficulties like whoa) – and then I sat and stared at this blank screen and listened … Read More

B is for Bird by Bird

CheneyBlogging Challenges10 Comments

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and … Read More

True Stories

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One of Anne Lamott’s totally true stories. I’m really starting to care a lot less of what certain people (most people) think of me. It’s a good thing.

Work in Progress

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A few days ago I printed out all fifty pages of my most recent Work in Progress. It felt like such a momentous thing to do, as this WIP is only as recent as November, because it’s the NaNoWriMo novel I gave up on. I spent some time reading through it, marveling at how I had forgotten what it was … Read More


CheneyI'm Writing a Book, On Writing0 Comments

There was no plan for this year. No plan other than “Do NaNoWriMo” because I’ve been doing it for the last SEVEN YEARS and I felt like if I didn’t at least make an attempt this year I would feel terrifically shitty about it. Turns out, trying is making me feel even more shitty than I could have possibly imagined. … Read More

What to Write?

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  Now that NaNoWriMo is over, I have to figure out what to do with myself, writing wise. Unless I continue on with either story I started during the month of November, I will have to start with something new, which I am considering doing, although my creativity seems to be at a low point when it comes to ideas … Read More