The myth of “not enough”

The myth of “not enough”

So I’m editing this novel that is basically more Finnish than anything I’ve ever written before. A few weeks ago I realized that was one of the reasons that I was having such a hard time editing this book; I was worried that it wasn’t Finnish enough....
Critique your way to success

Critique your way to success

If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may remember that I went to Clarion 2017. One of the most common discussions I’ve had about it since then has been with people who regret that due to a lot of reasons, they will never be able to attend....
The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians

I had a whole other blog post planned and partially written for today, but I just finished The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones and I can’t not shout about it. This book got all up in my feels in all the best ways and I think everyone who does not hate...
Getting back into a rut

Getting back into a rut

Well, I passed my exam. The trouble with such mammoth efforts is that they push everything else very firmly out of the way. I was not sure that I would pass until after I got to the end screen that let me know the final result. I was sure I had done the most that I...
The myth of “not enough”

Maximum effort

It’s crunch time for me. I am again about to test my mettle with a professional certification exam, this time at a higher level of specialization. My exam is on Friday morning so it is definitely time to do whatever last minute studying I possibly can, and that...
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Today was going to be a long ramble about the concept of not being enough but turns out that I can’t actually do that kind of thinky, rambly piece on a day that I am actively in pain because I lifted heavy things the day before for the first time in over two...