Greetings! It’s a gray and wet Sunday morning here in Portland—the kind of day that invites melancholy to rise to the surface of every puddle—and I’m thinking about you writers all over the globe. What are you struggling with and celebrating at this very moment?
I get a lot of email (and lately tweets) from writers with questions about writing craft and career. I thought it might be helpful to start addressing these in a more public forum—so everyone benefits from the community’s inquiries about the universal issues we all face as we wonder and write.
If you have a question for me about the writing life, I’d be honored to attempt to answer it here. Just write your question in the comments section for this post, and then look for a blog post dedicated to responding to questions in the coming weeks.
I’d also love to hear any and all writing life celebrations, and I invite you to share those in the comments section as well. Did you meet a writing goal you set? Were you finally courageous enough to submit that batch of poems or read in front of an audience? Were you published or recognized for your work? Did you finally organize your filing system? Did you let go of that punishing perfectionism that was keeping you stuck?
There is nothing that invigorates me more than hearing good news—and contemplating possibilities—about the writing life! I look forward to hearing from you.