Joy Inquiry

Joy v. Belief

I stood in the parking lot of the Coronado National Monument and listened to the park ranger talk about the bands of drug cartels barreling across the border in their trucks. “I’ve watched them unload metal planks and lean them…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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