Tom Petty & My Favorite Songs About Writing

All three of those songs are on an ugly yellow and purple cassette somewhere in my garage, collected with everything else I taped directly from the radio, all of the songs without their opening chords because of the delay in moving from recognition to the dual click of play and record, the lunge across my bed or away from the Super Nintendo controller. … More Tom Petty & My Favorite Songs About Writing

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a work in progress

By the week’s end, it will be November. Writers the world around are gathering themselves for National Novel Writing Month, and I, like I’ve done for years, am circling it. I’ve already started my new novel, and it doesn’t fit into the 50,000-word template. I know my own process well enough to know that trying … More a work in progress