It’s Gonna Get Harder, Before It Gets Easier

Close your eyes. Warmth. Wonder. Optimism. They’re intrinsic to our wellbeing. To our ability to see—and feel—the light in dark times. They fuel whispers of hope; add luster to our worn boots that make moving forward, possible. Open your eyes. Do you see it?—the marigold. The marigold symbolizes hope, which is something we’ve all desperately needed over the last year, as the coronavirus pandemic stripped our lives of these sought-after, intimate moments. At least, we thought it did, at first. For many of us, these moments define our experience. The [...] Read More

Ten Playlists for Your Next Writing Project

As a writer, I find that words distract me. What?  Yes. I'm easily distracted by words. If there's a TV on, I'm subconsciously listening. If there's a conversation going on, I can't not hear it. And, of course, if a song has words, my mind is following (and maybe singing) them. I'm on a quest to devour as many words as possible, and I can't save me from me. That's why Matt and I listen to instrumental music when we write, and we've compiled our most-frequented playlists and albums to share with [...] Read More