good morning. happy wednesday!
we are in the middle of summer! in texas that means tons of heat. my last column that ran in the dallas morning news this month is a piece about the weather called It’s hot, but go outside anyway. check it out, along with my other dmn pieces. i’ve been blessed to be part of the dallas morning news community voices for the past year. my official run with them is coming to an end, but the editor is so cool that he encourages previous community voices columnist to submit work.
it’s been a really good experience. i’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer. one of the things i’ve learned is that i am terrible with writing deadlines, but sometimes the pieces don’t fit how you want them to or things need to be reworked. for this last column i had something done for the deadline, but it wasn’t feeling right. i emailed my editor and let him know that i needed more time. the next day i sat at my computer and it came to me, the reworking of the column. after i gave it more time and reworked the piece i was okay about pressing send on it.
if you are a creative don’t completely freak out if whatever you are creating isn’t working out how you want it to, just give it some time. trust that you are a creative person, and that you will be able to create your vision…eventually. my problem is that i am somewhat of a control freak, who has time to wait for inspiration to hit? i need to be done with whatever i am working on now so i can move on to the next thing! :)
here are all of my previous dmn columns: