Joy Inquiry

Joy Takes A Hike

No, Really. I went hiking in Southern Arizona. See…

 

It was beautiful. Really freaking beautiful. Every step was a joy. Even the hard ones.

But here I am again. And believe me, I hesitated about coming back. Not from …

As I was writing

yesterday, I noticed this conversation in my head.

Me: This is a sweet scene.
Me: Yeah, I’m kinda getting to know my characters.
Me: If you knew them better, this scene would really be good.
Me: Hey this is a …

The Joyful Moments

Sensing my brain writing even while I am not.
Laughing with an acquaintance. Really laughing & feeling something shift between us.
Working out and noticing that my 3 lb. dumbbell tricep curls have become 12 lb. curls.
Noticing how peacefully …

Monday Is One Day*

So it went well yesterday. I read all the pages of the new middle grade and it’s not only pretty good, it’s also not far from being a complete first draft. I dug into the syllabus and powerpoint for my …

The Nu-Age Spin

So I woke up this morning and thought about the things on my to do list, felt the audible “oh fuck” in my stomach and rolled back over. As I drifted off in the predawn light, I thought, “Be gentle …