Shop talk: writing ideas beyond your skill set

Someone asked me on Twitter the other day how I got past all the “I can’t write this yet” story ideas. I answered briefly there, but there’s only so much I can cram into a couple tweets and I have more to say. **Note: the usual caveats apply! This post is all my experience and […]

‘Tis the season…for all the Help Wanted and Now Hiring signs. Welcome to tourist-land! Each sign and job posting I see makes me wonder: could I do it? Would I want to? I’m approaching an entire year of this “full time mom and creative” gig life and while Western culture has a greater awareness now […]

Badass

In further proof that I’m insane, I’ve officially signed up to do something that terrifies me. Yesterday, I volunteered to run a scriptwriting workshop for a bunch of teenagers. After spending the greater part of the day battling an emotional breakdown. (Completely unrelated, fyi.) My day: sleep in make awesome breakfast proceed to breakdown haul in […]

I Can’t, I Can

“I can’t” were words I used to say a lot. Don’t know where I picked up those always-erroneous ideas. I was that gullible child who believed my parents when they said I could do anything I wanted, and fortunate enough that life has never really proved that wrong. I just auditioned for the role of […]

This Is Exciting!

I have awesome dreams. I’ve mentioned that before in this blog, and it bears repeating. These are dreams I don’t want to wake up from – not until we’ve reached the goal or found the thing, not until I’ve gotten to know the other characters. It’s breathless and exciting and heart-pounding. That’s the sort of story […]

Don’t Put Away Childish Things

I’m freaking out. Just a little. See, last night, I submitted a short story. You know, right after I finished that damned novel draft. That was exciting. I haven’t been posting because I’ve been rushing like mad to get those done. That, and the drama festival. The kids were fantastic, the shows were generally amazing, […]

Still Pretending (To Be An Adult)

There is so much I want to be when I grow up. Carmen SanDiego has led the race for a while. At this point, I only need the hat, trench coat, and Interpol file. Not so far from 30, I still feel like I’m playacting at being an adult, and even that is only when […]