From the Kitchen

Lovely Distraction

A lot of baking has been happening lately, and I think it has an inverse correlation with my word count. There is something satisfying about whisking sweet batter, leaving things to finish off in an oven. Sometimes, I catch myself in a fantasy where I think of a story, imagine its plot unfolding then find… Continue reading Lovely Distraction


Writer / Wanderer me, a written piece is already "performing" once I've put it on paper. It's already working for an audience (reader), even if it's safely tucked away in my notebook (or saved in a drive). Drafts on paper make me pay more attention to the technical aspects of a written piece. Grammar, punctuation, and paragraph breaks are all important causes. But for me things that have more to do with the story's soul—characters and setting, tone and theme, conflicts and resolutions—are more easily resolved when I'm not yet burdened by a hard copy.