Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Talent and Drive

"It wasn't easy. I was the worst-read person in the room and I was handing in the most unpolished stories. I knew I was behind but I was also in love with what I was doing. I'm also a bullheaded person, so I did the work. I got up at 4 a.m. and wrote until 2 p.m. every day. It was crazy. I was handed a list of 100 books every writer should read. I hadn't read any of them. But I read them all in a single year. Being a writer is equal parts talent and drive. A lot of people I went to school with were more talented. I kept hammering long after they hung up their tools."

From an interview with Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Story @ Moon Milk Review

It's called "Job History" and you can read it here.

t's kind of a companion piece to my story "Three," which was published in wigleaf a while back.

Moon Milk Review recently got a nice call out from Flavorwire as one of the top 10 online magazines.

Big thanks to MMR's editor Rae Bryant for including my story.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Writer's Proper State...

"Hope but not enthusiasm is the proper state for the writer."

-- James Salter, from a Paris Review interview

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Don't Want to Be Stevie Nicks

... is the title of a new story of mine that's in the latest issue of Dark Sky Magazine.

Just realized: today is the first day of December.

Did some writing in the car on the way to work this morning. Not recommended, but sometimes necessary.

I've always wanted to write a story with "Stevie Nicks" in the title. And now I have.