Are your habits making or breaking your writing?

Are your habits making or breaking your writing?

A writer and friend of mine will openly tell you that, sometimes, she doesn't write because she gets sucked into Netflix or solitaire. 

I love her honesty, because let's face it, we all have our vices

Mine also begins with N followed by etflix, yet if you were to ask me what I'd rather do—write or watch TV—I'd say writing every time. So why do I so often choose TV?

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It's All Just Practice

It's All Just Practice

Toward the end of grad school, one of my friends still working on her MFA asked if all the essays I'd written for school made it into my final thesis. I remember nodding and saying yes, that most of them had. 

Seven years later, I think of this moment often, because I know I was wrong.

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