If two bees sting you at once how long does the pain last? Is it forever?
It seems for a moment, I forgot this kernel of wisdom from the immortal goddess Bette Davis: "It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies."
It's amazing what a difference a few weeks make. Around this time last month, I was turning 43. My head and heart were swelled with disappointment, and fomo ruled the day. The fear of missing out. The fear of not being enough. All those negative thoughts seem so wasteful now. So minor and insignificant. Who … Continue reading Corona and Time
Maybe we all have a secret superhero identity. Though the good and bad qualities that manifest from our abilities may vary. Inside, our overall purpose, goals, the people and places that matter to us aren't that different. Some of us are golden, patriotic templates of what our country likes to project as ideal Americans. Doing … Continue reading Dark Merlot Meets Captain America
This is personal. Some days I need to decompress. Don't we we all need that sometimes? Let some shit go and get on with things. My middle child made eighteen-years-old this past weekend. We celebrated by going to see The Evil Dead Musical. Just us. Pushing aside life for a glimmer in time and indulging … Continue reading Hidden Place
A writing pal inquired whether I would be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. My reply was, possibly, maybe. Considering the current iteration of my life is once again in turmoil, I figured, why not? My writing is, well, it's not romantic. Has it ever been? But it is therapeutic. Hell, I'm not sure it's readable … Continue reading [NaNo] Third Time Around
When it comes to writing, lately, my mind seems to be in a state of paralysis. I have folders upon folders of outlines and beginnings of ideas; the kind that linger at thresholds, instead of move beyond them to become novels. It's frustrating. And I'm tired of being frustrated. If I could remove the word … Continue reading The Frustrated Kind
Hello again. I thought it long overdue that I reintroduce myself to the reading world. Well, where do I begin? I guess I'll start with my name. I author books under the moniker, Clarke Collins. Why Clarke Collins? I don't know. At the time I selected the name I had a reason...not quite sure now. … Continue reading A Reintroduction
The Say Anything series by Clarke Collins. Three thought-provoking novellas, one awesome price. Now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.97
I finally squared up with my Say Anything series. Never Say Goodbye is complete and now onto the hard part, attracting readers. But in the meantime, there's a lot I'd like to share about the process of bringing this from idea to a completed story. In particular, how a novel became a stage play and … Continue reading Done