First Saturday Report: August 6, 2022

Writing and Submitting (and Thoughts) The novel was rejected, so, I’m getting ready to send it out to a few more places. As a writer there are a few things I’m always wrestling with. In a way they’re all confidence based. Dunning Krueger Syndrome, and the stereotype threat of the unjustifiably confident and entitled white … Continue reading First Saturday Report: August 6, 2022

First Saturday Report: June 4, 2022

Writing and Submitting I’m not a believer in “writer’s block.” Believing in it makes it a self-fulfilling prophecy, and an excuse. If I’m stuck writing one thing, I switch to something else. I keep a journal, write poetry, make stabs at short stories (which either peter out, or become novels), start screenplays I never finish … Continue reading First Saturday Report: June 4, 2022

First Saturday Report April 2, 2022

Writing and Submitting Still plugging away at the old manifesto—hoping to finally get all my thoughts about writing, teaching writing, publishing, and reading into the best order. Spending some time writing poetry as a way to get a quick accomplishment bump by actually finishing something instead of the long, lonely slog of writing a novel, … Continue reading First Saturday Report April 2, 2022

First Saturday Report February 5, 2022

Because there’s not much happening on the regular topics of Writing and Submitting, Reading, Watching, Listening, and the Podcast, I thought I’d change it all around a bit. So, just Thoughts this month. The thing about getting older and, one hopes, wiser, is that you begin to listen to the people around you when they … Continue reading First Saturday Report February 5, 2022

First Saturday Report January 1, 2022

Writing It’s felt rather futile to write anything lately, and so I’ve been fucking off. Doing other things. I thought the recent issue of Poets and Writers might help because it purported to be about writing past burnout, but all the essays seemed to be about “burnout” because of the pandemic and the west coast … Continue reading First Saturday Report January 1, 2022

First Saturday Report: December 4, 2021

Writing and Submitting Nothing new here. I feel like this part of my life is coming to a close. I wrote a novel that got published, and I’ve never stopped writing; however, I’ve been unable to reproduce whatever alchemy allowed that book to be worthy of publication with any of the other projects I’ve written. … Continue reading First Saturday Report: December 4, 2021