‘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 […]

Alliteration is Overrated

Who had the bright idea to make November National Novel Writing Month? I mean, four months out of the year have 30 days. So. Why November? No, this post will not explore the origins of NaNo. I just need to gripe. And, you know, reassure you that I’m still here. (Still figuring out how all […]

Goodbye, Ursula

Ursula K. Le Guin has never been on any list of my favorite writers or writerly influences, but she has is both of those. I have read embarrassingly little of her work, if for no other reason than I am that stubborn sort of person who the more you tell me I should do a […]

What Is This Year?

I like to assign themes to things like years. And this year has so far shaped up to be my Year of Being Introverted. With so much going on, I’ve been largely in shut down mode. But now things seem to be turning around. A writer-friend came up for a long weekend of awesome, which kicked my ass […]

Dear A$$hat: My Water Gets More Action Than You

Dear Asshat, There are debatably few scenarios in which, “Suck my dick,” is an acceptable thing to say. None of those involve shouting out the window of a moving truck at a woman you don’t know. Freedom of speech ensures that you can share your frustrations to the world, but I might recommend against broadcasting the fact […]

Update (The Highlights)

Life since my last update: My youngest sister had her baby! She then got married Which happened just a few days after my uncle’s funeral And while I was besieged by The Plague, requiring that I communicate via whiteboard. I have not been writing much (which has a lot to do with the lack of […]

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 […]