the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

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beat down my door

100_1204I realize no one is going to ‘beat down my door’ as was put to me yesterday. Continue reading

anniversary

Yesterday was the one month anniversary of bouncing out of my well-paying yet ineffably inappropriate place of employment… here are some shots from the day to briefly re-cap… Continue reading

lots of people want to be writers

This morning as I settled into the hunched-over-laptop pose that I form seven or eight hours a day, Mom says ‘Gretchen, lots of people want to be writers. Too many people, that’s why only some people actually get to do it.’ 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

Get set…

Today is officially my first day of ‘ain’t got no job’. The first thing I did was write a really angry poem.

Then I went on Twitter. Continue reading

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