Wednesday, July 4, 2012


To begin...To begin...How to start?
So I’ve been M.I.A. for a while, which has got folks asking some serious questions:

….Are you o.k.?
….What you up to these days?
….Did you die in that tiny, sad apartment?!
….Why. You. So. SHADY.

These are the worrying thoughts that show up most frequently in my inbox and neglected Facebook page. Mostly from well-meaning friends with genuine concerns for my welfare. And a few sad bitches, awaiting news of my demise, so they can celebrate with a victory parade down the streets of L.A., where copious amounts of shredded paper are thrown exuberantly from high office windows as Mayor Villaraigosa hands them the key to the city and proclaims, “YOU win, bitch. Happy?"
You know who you are.
Those Deepak quotes on your Facebook page ain’t fooling nobody.

The truth is that I’ve been busy writing. Or at least, that’s what I like to tell people. 

Most days, I just think really hard about writing, as I sip a glass of wine on my sofa. Or I read a lot of blogs on the subject. Or engage in numerous other "productive" activities, like making daily writing schedules. Or re-organizing my desktop folders. Or watching Oprah’s Lifeclass clips for inspiration. Or catching up on my reading, because hello, WRITERS NEED TO READ. Or. Googling. Endless. Random. Topics. That. I. Might. Eventually. Want. To. Write. About. Someday. In. the. Near. Future.

It’s exhausting. And it leaves me little time for any actual writing. But judging by this video, it seems I am not alone. It’s all part of the creative process. Or at least, that's what I like to tell myself.

Note: This is what my writing days look like. Without the fur. And a lot more naps.

I'm gonna get back to work now...savoring this juicy-ass burger at my uncle's July 4th BBQ...and think really hard about all the brilliant writing I am going to get done...
Happy 4th of July, ya’ll!!


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