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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

please pray

the stable

A Novel Idea

introducing my blog, in a nutshell

music to my ears {because everyone loves penguins.}

How to Control Your Characters

Writing Is Like Toothpaste

The Post-November Letdown

To Those Who Are Searching

Cats Love Us, Therefore We Must Love Them

In Which I Cross the Finish Line

A Writerly Sort Of Update.

Beautiful People - Holiday Edition

Sparks of Life

let go and let grace

Authentic People Blog Party: This Is Me

oh dear

in which i am discouraged & brain dead

remember to breathe

almost there, and i can't wait

Dear Writer

Outlining: In Which I Hit A Wall

different, yet the same

NaNoWriMo: Are You Freaking Out Yet?

Fantasy, Writer's Doubt, and Inspiration

Blog World, Meet My NaNo Novel

Beautiful People - NaNoWriMo Edition

fearless, pt. 2

Ordinary Heroes

In Which I Copy & Paste... A Lot

Five Reasons Why I Love NaNoWriMo

to be fearless

Beautiful People: Torin


i don't need a telescope


Beautiful People - September

Beautiful People: Gesparo

what is grace?