In Praise of the Short Story

General Thoughts

This year, I finally found a podcast that I absolute love. I’m sorry to say this podcast has been around for more than 6 years and I only found it recently, but it’s amazing. Literary Disco has three very literary-minded people read books and talk about them. Yes, it’s that simple, and yes, it’s amazing. […]

September 19, 2018

Why Not?

General Thoughts

All the things get done and you regret them and then you accept them because there’s nothing else to do. Regret doesn’t budge things; it seems crazy that the force of all that human want can’t amend a moment, can’t even stir a pebble. – Darin Strauss, Half a Life Objectively we know, as smart […]

August 28, 2018

Nostalgia and the Burgeoning Writer

General Thoughts

Cleaning your house can very much be compared to an archaeological dig. Layer by layer you uncover things that have been long buried. You marvel at all of it, having any number of reactions. For me it was shock, confusion, nostalgia. I experienced all of these when I came across a collection of notebooks, the […]

June 18, 2018

My Happy Place

General Thoughts

As I believe I’ve said, and as every writer has ever stated, one cannot be a good writer if one does not read. And I love to read! When Tim and I first started dating (and many times over the course of our relationship) we’d have entire date nights spent at Barnes & Noble. These are […]

May 2, 2018

Writing is a Muscle

General Thoughts

There’s more truth in that than even I realized. You see, in a previous life that I’m trying to return to, I was an endurance athlete. I was running half marathons, I could swim dozens of laps in the pool and keep going, I could do sit-ups for days. Once I realized that my body […]

April 3, 2018

It’s Friday Again!

Free Writing Fridays

You know what that means, right? It’s Free Writing Friday! Take some time today to work on whatever you like, whether it’s academic, professional or recreational. Whatever it is it’s always creative! Today I am working on a fantasy story. Tell me what you’re working on in the comments! #freewritingfridays

March 2, 2018

The Best Laid Plans

General Thoughts

Isn’t that the truth? I supposed I should have known. You see, I had planned the writing and editing and feedback period of my novel to a tee. I was rigorous. I was diligent. I was persistent. My schedule was as follows: Finish writing rough draft by August 1, 2017. Complete first round of edits […]

February 15, 2018

That Time I Went Blind

General Thoughts

Get comfy, this is a long post. It started with a bachelorette weekend (April 1-2, 2016). Drinking, dining, chasing a drunk bride-to-be down a Boston city street. You know, the usual. Oh, and a drag queen. Can’t forget the drag queen (she was awesome!). Anyways, the party ended on Sunday, when I woke up in […]

February 6, 2018

Free Writing Fridays

Free Writing Fridays, General Thoughts

Being a new, as-of-yet unpublished author isn’t always all s#*!s and giggles. The writing part is the best part, but then there’s the editing part, which isn’t so bad, but not as fun as the writing part. And then comes all the other stuff. You must build a website and gain a following. Which will […]

January 26, 2018