maple-crossingDoing some #placemaking writing at 39th and Illinois for a few hours. #maplecrossing

The pop up storefront I’m working at. A man just came by to take pics of it for a set design idea. #maplecrossing

This is the first time I’ve had to remember to stay hydrated while writing. #placemaking #amwriting #maplecrossing

And now the typical thoughts start to creep in while I’m trying to write… #amwriting

That’s stupid. #amwriting

That’s boring. #amwriting

There’s got to be a better word for that. #amwriting

That’s no way to open a story. #amwriting

You know what, put down something and come back to fix it later. #amwriting

ARGH! #amwriting

It’s been an hour. You have two paragraphs done. #amwriting

*starts randomly texting friends* #amwriting #callsitwritingtimeanyway

Why won’t this character cooperate? Stop thinking and do something. #amwriting

Every time a cop car rolls by, I keep fearing I’m going to be questioned. #writingwhileblack #amwriting #placemaking #maplecrossing

I wonder what I should have for lunch. #amwriting

*gets distracted by social media* *decides to call it “research time”* #amwriting

Is this boring? I think it’s boring. I might have a boring first page. At least it’s a page. But I’m not getting attached. #amwriting

You know you don’t have to include every idea you brainstormed, right? #amwriting

Or every bit of research. #amwriting

A lady in the neighborhood just handed me some wipes and told me to get out of the sun before I start talking to myself like a crazy person.

1130am