The stories in my head have been quiet lately

STEEPED BY SAMIA #12 | 12.16.22 Intuition, daydreams, & the bizarre infatuation that keeps me showing up. Right about now, 6 months after restarting my blog, I thought I would start to feel less interested in it. In the back of my mind, I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop. But I’m happyContinue reading “The stories in my head have been quiet lately”

I’m retracing my steps with writing

STEEPED BY SAMIA #1 | 6.13.22 Exploring the difficult & illuminating process of rebuilding a relationship with your life’s passion. Sometimes you feel lost, you know? I wasn’t sure how to describe this period of my writer’s journey. But one day in April, the words came to me: I’m retracing my steps with writing. Sometimes,Continue reading “I’m retracing my steps with writing”

Reflections from an ongoing creative slump

How do you get out of a creative slump during a pandemic that seems like it’s never going to end? I don’t have answers—just reflections. On Eid a week or two ago, there were 3 different family members who asked me, “Hey, you’re writing a novel, right? How’s that going?” *Cue cold sweats and nervousContinue reading “Reflections from an ongoing creative slump”

Pushing past my writer’s block

Writing a novel in a post-college creative workshop context is both stressful and liberating. I’ve been trying to actively combat my writer’s block and wanted to take some time to reflect on how that’s going. My main challenges with writing: I can’t seem to find the right words to convey a scene I don’t knowContinue reading “Pushing past my writer’s block”