Late Night Friday Bullet Points

It’s Friday night, me and Mrs. Rawson just finished up watching two hours of murder porn (If you’re not in the know, murder porn are shows like Forensic Files, 20/20, Dateline Mysteries, etc., not actual porn where people get murdered in it). Now I’m in the office doing the usual things and kind of excited […]

Babbling About The Hermit Life

I pretty much only speak to one adult human being a day, and two on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The adults are my wife and my mother-in-law. Other than that, I have a two-year-old, a moody eleven-year-old, two little old grumpy dogs, and a seven-year-old half feral cat who we inherited when we bought the house. […]

First Drafts: Californian Anxieties #1

there is a nagging hope an itch at the back of your throat it makes you pace. makes you stare blankly at the pile of morning dishes stacked on the kitchen counter, yellow yolk from half-eaten sunnysides already dried crisp. you see all the things that need your attention; a brief few minutes of your […]

Wednesday

It’s Wednesday. I’ll be chasing the baby around the park in an hour or so, hoping that a couple of hours of running will tire her out enough so she’ll take a nap around two. The big kid will be home at one and already asking what I’m making for dinner despite the fact she […]

Pay to Play

As I’ve been submitting my writing, I’ve been, of course, running into pay to submit journals and magazines. I get why a lot of them do it, you have to keep the lights on, the website functional, and pizza for the grad students every once in awhile. But as much as I understand the reasoning […]

Bitching and Complaining About Writing Life

“Anyone who says they love writing probably sucks at it.” – Bob Odenkirk I’m really not one to complain about writing life. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve done my fair share of it both privately and publicly in more than a few columns for LitReactor. But what do I really have to complain about? […]

#NaNoWriMo

Nope, I’m not participating in #NaNoWriMo. I basically have two reasons why I’m not. It makes writing seem like a chore. (and let’s face it, it can already be a bit of a slog.) First drafts are easy. Over the past couple of years writing full-time, it’s my biggest takeaway: A first draft is the […]