Accepting the offer to be introduced to a few people, I realized I had a new problem: I didn’t know how to handle email introductions. It wasn’t that I thought they were over complicated. I just hadn’t done one...ever.
For any writer, the job of hacking away at your precious words ("Kill your darlings!") is one of the hardest, but most important things you can do. So when I get a chance to take the cleaver to someone else’s work, I can't help but feel a bit masochistic. After all, it's so much easier to kill someone else's darlings.
When I left the classroom to work on my own, I thought I was going to love the solitude of working from home. I quickly realized that it’s really hard to do creative work when you’re the only one around.
I recently began working from a co-working space called Converge here in Denver and it’s changed everything.