Writer’s Notebook: a new beginning

I know. I missed last week’s Notebook and when you scroll down in a minute, you’re going to find a blank page.

This is a good thing.

See, I’ve landed a new teaching job and a tutoring gig, I’m working on a project for my Buddhist center, and I’m reading for Jersey Devil Press. Plus some other things. So this an excellent time to take a breath, regroup, and rediscover my Beginner’s Mind.

Starting next week, I’ll be doing the Notebook entries every Friday as usual. Sometimes I’ll be writing assignments similar to the ones I’m giving my students; other times, I’ll be returning to the fiction or dabbling in poetry and nonfiction, as usual. And come November, I’ll be diving once more into the heady storm that is NaNoWriMo. So I’ll be plenty busy. But I’ll be renewed in a way that I haven’t felt in a while, and I’m looking forward to it all — the teaching, the editing, the reading, the learning….

Join me, won’t you? You can start by writing your own Notebook entry this week. And by all means, share it with me! 🙂


Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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