The Writing Record Podcast 8.25.20 – Solving the Hyphenate problem, Get right about your North Star

I love it when this podcast becomes a confessional. It has helped me sort a few things over the last couple of months, and hopefully, it will help you as you ask yourself similar questions! For those of you in the TLDL (Too Long, Didn’t Listen) Crowd, here’s my two cents: You’re a better hyphenateContinue reading “The Writing Record Podcast 8.25.20 – Solving the Hyphenate problem, Get right about your North Star”

The Writing Record Podcast 8.17.20 – Reach Out, Start Small

Hello all! Some off the cuff thoughts about my week off and how it helps to just calibrate what’s important in life and art. Creative Community is essential for success. Find your cheerleaders and champion them too. Start small. I’m putting this idea to the test. Much love, j How do you stay creative withContinue reading “The Writing Record Podcast 8.17.20 – Reach Out, Start Small”

The Writing Record Podcast 8.3.20 – Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories

I cut down the children’s book to 1000 words! It took me two months to get a decent draft of a children’s book. It’s great to be humbled. I’m tired, but I won Monday. Much love, j How do you stay creative with a day-job? Give me a holler on Twitter at @idlewy Listen onContinue reading “The Writing Record Podcast 8.3.20 – Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories”

7.27.20 – Self care and time management venting session

Happy Monday All! Come along as I discuss a few attempts at self care this past week, as well as the tangle of projects in need of problem solving. So in a nutshell: It’s okay to read your work and be proud of it. Doing that got me through the beginning of a busy week.Continue reading “7.27.20 – Self care and time management venting session”

7.13.20 – Childrens Book Breakthrough + Poetry Collection Complete!

Overcoming a broken outline after you’ve done a few drafts… Hi people! I wanted to breakdown a massive breakthrough I had while writing the third draft of my children’s book from scratch once again. I talk to myself about the method I used to solve the problem when the previous versions were completely void ofContinue reading “7.13.20 – Childrens Book Breakthrough + Poetry Collection Complete!”

Midweek 6.16.20

My office plant, weakened by excessive air conditioning in the office building, came home with me last week. Convalescence in the guest bedroom. On my writing desk. Its new home. I am so fortunate to collaborate with Wyoming Dance Arts, a tremendously talented group! Check out their Wyoming Dance Arts end of year showcase! https://www.wyodance.org/past-performances-and-eventsContinue reading “Midweek 6.16.20”

6.8.20 – Poetry Chapbook Progress, Billy Collins Masterclass, Back to Charlie Bird

a podcast about doing the writing and recording thing. Poetry Chapbook Progress. I took this week to gather my poems to put together a chapbook to self-publish. It was time. Billy Collins Masterclass. Thank you Billy Collins for existing and for sharing your wisdom. Back to Charlie Bird. The children’s book will be my mainContinue reading “6.8.20 – Poetry Chapbook Progress, Billy Collins Masterclass, Back to Charlie Bird”

Cosmos Eventually (A Postponed Project Complete)

I made peace with this heart that longs for you across valleys of heaven and light and cosmic radiation. And the things I’ve done, I may come to regret, but going rogue with a ship weighs heavy even in space. … And I ask myself why love has led me to this? I took holdContinue reading “Cosmos Eventually (A Postponed Project Complete)”