Zona Rosa

I hang my head in shame

Sometimes, I don't like referring to myself as a writer. Writers write. I occasionally get an idea and type something out and then leave it to die somewhere in my documents folder, eventually coming back to it and having nothing to add.The last few times I've been to...

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You Are Now Entering the Zona Rosa*

This weekend I attended a writing workshop with Rosemary called "What Geniuses Know."  I was really pumped because I haven't had a chance to go to any of the workshops before, and I didn't really know what to expect.  Since I am currently not working a 9-to-5, I had...

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Thoughts on this particular Tuesday

I've gotten so used to having my entire mornings to myself. Today I have to get ready for a job interview. Before that I have to drive to Smyrna to do something for a friend. But afterward, I have a job interview. I'm trying to be upbeat about it, and I keep repeating...

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If I did triage on my life, what would go?

This was one of the April Zona Rosa Exorcises. Incidentally, the single thing I could think of was taken care of by some deity or another, or some serendipitous twist of fate - my job. I think now that there's a 110% certainty I'll never go back, I say type this...

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I’m no hooker, but…

Rosemary has urged me to polish a piece I submitted a few months back at a Zona Rosa meeting for a compilation of essays the group hopes to publish next winter. I have to admit I'm thrilled (it would be my first published piece), but scared out of my mind. My "what...

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Writer Bonding

I went to my second Zona Rosa meeting last night. Things I learned:Rosemary's sister is absolutely hilarious and I hope I get to know her better as I continue to go to the meetings.Since graduating from college, my grammar has become abhorrent. In short, I suck and...

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Zona Rosa highlights

I had a moderate headache yesterday afternoon and had debated canceling my planned trip to check out Zona Rosa. Thankfully, I started feeling better towards the end of my work day, and I decided to go. I grabbed Flying Biscuit on my way (their grits will change your...

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I know, I suck

Work has bee super busy the past few days. I'd like to pretend I'm working on something super amazing, but I'm not. Instead, I'll plug this book. My good friend and boss is reading at Charis bookstore in Little Five tomorrow alongside the fabulous Rosemary Daniell -...

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If I were really wild

I. freaking. love. this. I admit, I swiped it from a Myspace page, friend of a friend, that kind of thing, but I love it. I had a fairly good weekend, although I got pretty sunburned from being at the park. Uncovered my old writings when I was working for CB, and...

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