So, um, hi. Like the title on the site says, I’m Dara.
Today I was rejected from a workshop I applied to and I can feel that familiar hurt folding me into someone a little less bold. For years, I let rejection (and the fear of it) reduce me into rubble, crumbling any determination I would build into so much detritus. But not again. Not this time.Continue reading “On Rejection, Determination, and Wrecking Balls”
Uh oh! Hi! If you’re looking for my old blog, Reckless Acts of Punctuation, it has moved, as of January 1, 2014. I am now writing reckless acts of punctuation at my new blog, TrulyTafakari.com. Join me over there for more discussion of the crazy collisions with life, race, and culture from an over-thinking nerd’sContinue reading “Reckless Acts of Punctuation has MOVED!”
I never expected to fail National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) so spectacularly, but here we are, 21 days into November, and I have about 500 of 50,000 words written. Yes. The failure is that great. Sure, we have nine days left in the month; there’s still time! But no, it’s not happening, and I knowContinue reading “5 Things I Learned From Failing NaNoWriMo”
Yesterday, to paraphrase Ice Cube, was a good day. My post on why R&B is pulling a Sleeping Beauty act was picked for a Freshly Pressed spotlight. (If you stumbled upon my humble little blog due to my WordPress mention, welcome!) I’ve had a great time interacting with people commenting as passionately as me aboutContinue reading “Birthdays Was the Worst Days…”