For me, personality tests are like a piece of free candy, if I see one, I'll take it. They can be serious, like Myers Briggs, or fun, like the "what do you see" Rorschach-like personality tests constantly popping up on Facebook.
If you read my blog last week on NaNoWriMo, you already know I'm a newbie to this writing event. I didn't quite know what to expect when I started. It's now been one week (technically 8 days when I'm writing this). What have I learned so far? Anything?
The first time someone said the word "Nanowrimo" to me was in a Starbucks and I thought it referred to a miniature rhinoceros. I was just a tiny bit off.
A prison is not a place I would think I'd find great art.
Last weekend I went to my niece's high school graduation party. The youthful exuberance, the freedom to be weird, the optimism all felt exhilarating. However, in the air there was also a pinch of uncertainty, a drop of teenage arrogance and a refusal to accept that change was coming and coming swiftly....
Whether you're a writer or not, you've heard people say "write what you know." The idea is that you should stick to topics with which you have experience. I think that this advice is garbage.
My first and last loves were both named Neil. And this weekend I got to see my first one again - Neil Diamond. To understand why he's my first love, I'd have to take you back when I was 5-years-old traveling across the country for a summer in a van.
Recently, I fell into a bit of a writing funk. The kind where as much as I love writing, I started to wonder if there was a point to it all. Enter my daughter...and a challenge...