A Note on Obsession

Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released. — Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldman

On the Confusing Process of Revisions & Where to Start

I’ve been away from any sort of structured writing program for over a year now. I haven’t been working on a large writing project during that time, but had been working on some shorter projects. Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, pieces of shorter substance that have, for whatever reason, been easier for me to stay focused on.

Lately, I’ve been thinking hard about the novel I used as my thesis in my MFA program (if you’re curious about some of my experiences in that program, be sure to check out the links at the end of the post). I haven’t completed any writing on this project since May 18, 2014. That was the day before the final thesis was due to my mentor and program director.

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