Momentum: 58/365

“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer.”

Let me add that so is being a mother.

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”

Anne Lamott

I am waiting and watching and working. I am finding every cranny of time and I am writing. In notebooks while my daughter climbs me like a jungle gym. In the notes app on my phone while I’m on the treadmill. On the computer at night. Now, when I should be in bed, ready to wake with Isabella at 3:00 am.

I’m getting closer to hitting my stride.


4 thoughts on “Momentum: 58/365”

    1. I’m working on a few different creative nonfiction pieces, which are taking the shape of long form essays. I have a few flash pieces as well, but I’ve put off tinkering with those while I focus on one essay in particular. I’m taking a memoir/personal essay workshop with Marcelle Soviero, and my immediate goal for the workshop is to have one finished piece to submit for publication. There are many days I want to veer off to other writing pieces, but I’m trying to stay focused on finishing the one.


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