Wherein I muse excitedly about my impending vacation in Washington D.C. and look forward to who I’m going with, what I’ll see, and what I may come back with.
Wherein I discuss the importance of training yourself to relish criticism of your work over positive feedback.
Wherein I discuss the value of friends’ feedback while a new novel idea marinades mentally, and getting to that ready stage for more serious outlining and planning.
Wherein I discuss my first step for novel planning: the thematic outline.
Wherein I discuss finally finding the story and message I can place firm resolve in.
Wherein I discuss the inner conflict of emotions commanding attention, and drawing lines between different emotions, projects and messages.
Wherein I reflect on my experience in NYC on 9/11, and why I refuse to let the politics of fear keep me from opposing the Muslim Ban.