A Letter to My Fear (and Perhaps Yours As Well)

Your art is not your heart. When it's out in the world, it's no longer yours. You don't need to worry about what it does once you let it go. It's not personal. If the people you love judge you for your work, maybe they don't love you back. Maybe it would be better to … Continue reading A Letter to My Fear (and Perhaps Yours As Well)

Avoidance

Winter Path

Avoidance seems to be a theme in my life lately. I have been avoiding writing on my blog, avoiding the next draft of my novel, avoiding the short stories I am dying to write, avoiding meeting up with friends, avoiding going to the doctor, avoiding exercising. I try to sit down at my computer to … Continue reading Avoidance

I am a Writer, Therefore I Write

Mary Nolte Writer

I am a writer, therefore I write. My boyfriend told me not too long ago that I spend a lot of time talking about the reasons why I should be writing but very little time actually sitting down and doing it. And it's true. I've spent the last several months analyzing why I should be writing, … Continue reading I am a Writer, Therefore I Write

Bookcon/New York City Recap

Writer reading

My New York trip started out with a bit of a hiccup. On Monday before we left (we were to arrive on Friday), I went to double check on information for our Airbnb. We had booked the perfect place – in Brooklyn but not too far of a ride to the Javitt’s Center, where we … Continue reading Bookcon/New York City Recap