Dear New Year 2020,

It’s only been a week or so, yet so far this year is going down a path of unpredictability. This new decade has been hashtagged #theroaring20s, as if that’s never been used before. I have gotten off to a slow start but I’m hoping to pick up some steam real soon. Can’t say I’m quite looking forward to a year of unpredictability. At this stage in my life I’m all about stability. I no longer have the time or the patience for unwarranted surprises that bring forth brick walls, obstacles and forks in the road to my creative freedom. I have a lot of creative endeavors I’d like to start, explore and finally finish this year. At this point I need a break – I deserve a break – a break that lasts longer than a split second would be very much appreciated.

Yours truly,

The Grammar-less Life will be featuring a monthly series called Behind the Grammar aka BTG that will focus on a piece of writing that I have created in the past, present or future that will delve into the behind-the-scenes of that piece of work – using visual aesthetics and sounds, answering questions, providing character sketches, giving a play-by-play or breakdown of the writing and correlating current events in the media related to the work chosen. Doing this will hopefully shed some light on something I wrote, give it new life, pique your interest to want to read more and / or pass it along to someone else who may find it beneficial.

Series Order:

  • August 2019: Pastels on Paper [poetry]
  • September 2019: AutoMaismatic [flash fiction]
  • October 2019: One Sonday Afternoon [essay]
  • November 2019: Nothing Less Than a Masterpiece [poetry]
  • December 2019: Illegal Tinder [flash fiction]
  • January 2020: Tenement Remnants [flash fiction]
  • February 2020: Land of Plenty [poetry]

  • March 2020: You Are Woman [poetry]
  • April 2020: The Downside of Up [short story excerpt #1]
  • May 2020: The Downside of Up [short story excerpt #2]
  • June 2020: TBD

  • As always, thank you for reading!