How do you get up in the morning?

“I take my waking slow./  I learn by going where I have to go.”  –Theodore Roethke

“I love sleeping.  It’s the best of both worlds; you’re unconscious, but alive.” —


Do you write long and cut, or short and backfill?  

Whatever it takes.  “Words are all we have, and they better be the right ones.” Evan S. Connell


Best piece of advice you ever received?

“Pretend like you know what you’re doing.” –me, to self.


Are you okay with blood?