why I turned down my chapbook acceptance

As a writer, whenever an email from a press sits in that inbox, unopened, you get a little thrill of excitement, scanning the preview for the expected “Unfortunately, we have decided not to . . .” or the unexpected “We would like to publish…”. A couple months back, I put together a chapbook of poems. … Continue reading why I turned down my chapbook acceptance

ambitions, love languages, and the fleeting quality of time

I find that most often the biggest frustrations I find in writing are when my visions for a project / poem / etc don’t match up to my ability to execute. More often than not, my ability to execute is limited by TIME (lack of time, lack of time). Everyone gets the same 24 hours … Continue reading ambitions, love languages, and the fleeting quality of time