Hey, a Post!

“A work in progress quickly becomes feral. It reverts to a wild state overnight… it is a lion growing in strength. You must visit it every day and reassert your mastery over it. If you skip a day, you are, quite rightly, afraid to open the door to its room. You enter its room with bravura, holding a chair at the thing and shouting, ‘Simba!’”

– Annie Dillard

A friend posted this on Facebook today and I couldn’t help but think, “Ain’t that the truth!” I’ve got a wild, feral thing sitting in Scrivener right now. I’m completely terrified of it, but determined to battle it back into submission. Well, cooperation, at least.

What about you? Does this ring true?

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

4 thoughts on “Hey, a Post!

  1. Yes, it rings thrice true in my case. Currently whipped, beaten and subdued. Not sure if there is a chair big enough, a whip long enough, to tackle the beast again. But, I surely think you should!

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