Tracy Marchini

Revisions and Meatloaf

I’m about to dive into a big revision, which is exciting, and daunting at the same time. Here are the things that I worry about during a revision: Will I … Continue reading

September 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Booze and Spaghetti

“In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or … Continue reading

September 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

My Own PC, How I’ve Missed You

For the past few weeks I’ve been computerless at home. No computer. No smartphone. Nada. My just under 2-year-old tablet pc had started behaving funny over the summer, but I … Continue reading

September 28, 2009 · Leave a comment

Nerdapolooza Spawns Poetry Club

Last night, somewhere between rounds of “Celebrity” and glasses of vino, the Continental Poetry Club was established. (Just in time for Poetry Friday!) I’ll need to start working this weekend … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · Leave a comment

Sometimes, I Get to Read

September has been a fabulous month for me in terms of catching up on some personal reading. I started with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I don’t want to give … Continue reading

September 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

More Office Haiku

Sometimes, it’s best to communicate in haiku. Papers, memos, stacksTheir proper folders they allLack. Filing, hurrah!  Subscribe in a reader

September 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

How Gross Is Too Gross?

Last week, I started a short story on the subway. Even though I advise everybody to find beta readers other than their mothers, I must admit that one of my … Continue reading

August 19, 2009 · Leave a comment

Existential Problem Solvers, At Your Service

Did you know that running in oppressive humidity will solve just about anything, including writer’s block, crises of the existential and the dreaded ‘case of the Mondays?’ I’ve been having … Continue reading

August 11, 2009 · Leave a comment

3:30 Is Usually Just Snack Time

Somehow, I found myself thrown into an existential crisis around 3:30 this afternoon, and thought: No matter what you do in the future, people from your past will only see … Continue reading

August 10, 2009 · Leave a comment


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