After ten years of struggling to see my stories published while going around and around with the revisions of my novel, something changed. I finished the novel. I found an agent. I signed my first publishing deal. I was accepted to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers (after having been rejected two years before). A short story I wrote was not only published, it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I wrote a second, more complex novel in a fraction of the time it took me to write the first.
For the first time I began to feel that my writing career had momentum. With a little bit of hindsight, I can attribute this to two things: I was simply unwilling to quit and I started meditating regularly. Meditation has improved my writing in very real, quantifiable ways, none of which are easily summed up in a few lines and all of which form the foundation of how I teach writing.
A Very Important Meeting
I co-founded A Very Important Meeting in 2021 with Paulette Perhach. Along with six other writers (who also happen to teach meditation) we lead over fifteen online mindful writing groups every week.
Sit Write Here
I designed the Sit Write Here writing coaching program to help writers cultivate deep creative focus, improve their craft and develop a regular habit of writing, all with the support of a wonderful writing community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.