The Year of Honey Mustard

I’m going to break a rule right-off and cut to the reveal: 2019 was the year of Honey Mustard. If we focus on character change as the story, I’d be wrong to omit that my opinion of mustard didn’t dramatically change this year. Did I learn from my writing practice? Certainly. Did I gain valuable feedback? Absolutely. Did I have an exceptional, hand-stacked deli sandwich on perfectly crusty, but not-too-crusty, bread? Possibly. I don’t believe there are many peer-reviewed studies on sudden mustard appreciation, but the hypothesis seems plausible until proven wrong. All I’m saying, is that the year came and went, and now I like mustard. Other things of note from the year:  Challenges like 12×12 and Storystorm provided inspiration and motivation to write, revise, and rest. I polished, I pruned, I completely dismantled things and put them back together. I wrote things I liked. I wrote things I…

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So this is the New Year…

Oh, hey 2019. It’s hard not to see you with all of your gleaming, empty calendar squares. You’ve got a lotta potential… also a lot of unknowns and assured moments of clumsiness. The action is all just waiting to unfold for you. Dramatic suspense really suits you. (Click on title to read full post.)