Posts Tagged ‘Essay’

I haven’t written the last two mornings, and its hard to pinpoint why. I allow myself distractions, and I know once the distractions begin that they don’t end during the time I have. The next piece I will be working on is about my childhood. It’s a submission to an anthology about children raised by alcoholics. I think I will focus on the subject of “responsibility”. Ironic I suppose since I’ve been avoiding my self responsibility of writing. When I don’t write, I only upset myself…no one else really minds. So I find it a difficulty to keep to this responsibility. Its hard to believe that it is a *real* responsibility. However, it is the career I hope that someday can sustain me. If I view it as the ticket out of my current boredom why do I avoid it?


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I’m currently working on a piece for Lambda Literary anthology, Queer
Girls in Class. They want stories of lesbian and bisexual women as
students or teachers and how their orientation (closeted or not)
affected the classroom dynamic. The submission is due by August 15th,
but I feel like I have a good rough draft.

I’ll take it for critique at the Rochester Writers Association this
Thursday. I find a lot of value in their suggestions. This piece,
nameless at the moment, focuses on my last year of college, including my
relationship with H and being out on campus and in my classes.

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