the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

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Not a hobby

DSC01545Lots of people refer to my writing as a ‘hobby’, particularly during one of my ‘Why God why can’t I just make a living doing what I enjoy?’ speeches. Continue reading

I pledge allegiance

Down here in Australia us Yankees are viewed as mad patriots. Continue reading

Summer I shall miss thee

I haven’t experienced more than three weeks of a New England winter in nearly seven years. Living in Queensland, AUS has certainly made me soft. Continue reading

Why bother?

I realize that my decision to plummet into poverty to follow my instinct seems far stretched  to a few non-believers. Continue reading

GO!!

So I’m fairly certain this is the part when I get nervous… remaining quietly confident, of course. Today I booked my sublet in Manhattan and my airfare to the states. As can be imagined, the hit on my pocket has already resulted in a few double shots of bourbon resulting in a string of “I can do this… Of course I can do this-es” warbled to the puppies who aren’t entirely impressed about me going to begin with. Continue reading

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