for February, 2011

Writers & Their Mended Hearts

Writers & Their Mended Hearts

February 14, 2011


There is a bouquet of sunflowers on my writing desk. Next to the bouquet is an envelope.

The note inside the envelope reads:

“I know you were working hard all day on your book. I thought this might cheer you up.”

I smile.

How to Survive Your Worst Writing Day Ever

How to Survive Your Worst Writing Day Ever

February 7, 2011

You wake up. You feel dizzy and discombobulated. You’re throat is sore. You’re coughing uncontrollably. When you go to eat breakfast you have no appetite. You realize you must have gotten that bug that’s been going around. You start to freak out because you think it might be that new epidemic of H1N1-Ebola-Bird-Monkey-Butt Virus you heard about on the news the other day.