Writing something different seems like a cop out because the "job" (ie: the novel, the posts, the articles etc.) aren't getting done but a shift can perhaps provide the break you need.
You have to remember, I grew up being ashamed of my brown skin, always being told that "Indians" are dirty and lazy and stupid. When a child hears that, repeatedly, it becomes their truth. A person, like an adoptive mother, is difficult to ignore. My dad never said those things.
Several years ago I entered my first short story into the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest. I didn't win. But--I received a letter informing me that I came in 81st! Yes, you read that correctly I came in the top 100 and I was tickled pink. If I go back and read that story the… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Writing Contests! Why and Why Not!