In Which Life Gets Crazy and Creativity Gets a Break

Once again my life has taken a turn for the dramatic. I tend to do this – make decisions that I believe will be positive, and then things get out of control. I’m not going to go into it but I will say I am preoccupied. I’m finding that, instead of hiding in my writing … Continue reading

For a Little While

I have to apologize – it’s been a little while since I last posted. I’m a bit preoccupied – buying a house is time consuming! But last night, I also realized that my pet rat is dying. Correction: I’ve known for a while because she has a large tumor on her left hip. I knew … Continue reading

The Weirdest Spam I’ve Ever Received

I just opened up my spam folder and had to share some of the strangest spam messages I’ve ever received. They all came from the same account, but appeared on several different posts: On “My Emo Writing Adventure”:  If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments On “I Don’t … Continue reading

Bridesmaids is Funny, or, the Women in Film Epiphany

Before you start reading, I’m going to drop a bomb on you. Bridesmaids is NOT a chick flick. Repeat, NOT a chick flick. not a romantic comedy. Not a romantic dramedy. It’s a comedy with women. And there is a huge difference. Okay, I’ve harped on this a lot. Women aren’t given a large enough … Continue reading

In Which I Tell You How Writing Saved My Life

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. What began as ten page picture books I’d create on printer paper and staple together soon became an obsession. By the time I was in fifth grade, I was writing twenty page short stories that made my teacher wonder if I even had a … Continue reading

I Don’t Believe in Sidekicks

No, seriously – I tried sidekicks.  I tried the kid who runs along behind the hero, taking notes while the hero kicks butt. I tried the boy/girl who is quirky and has weird hair and is madly in love with the protagonist. I tried the best friend who wishes he/she could be in the spotlight … Continue reading

My Emo Writing Adventure

I wrote 2500 words last night and had a very emotional time doing so. If  you haven’t already checked out Gregory Alan Isakov – he is an indie musician with some pretty powerful, if mellow, music –  you should do so. Anyway, I was listening to dear Gregory, tears in my eyes, as I pounded … Continue reading

In Which A Brisk Bike Ride Clears My Head

Or my nose. Seriously, it was cold out there today. Here I am, waking up at 6, checking the weather and seeing that it’s supposed to be 70 degrees today. Hurray! I shall bike the 5 miles to work. Recently, I ponied up the funds to purchase a brand new bike from REI. During the … Continue reading

In Which I Discover the True Ending To the Story

Pay attention to your dreams. Often they hold the key to finishing or beginning a story. Often they offer insights you have not yet considered. Last night, I had a dream that gave me the true ending to my story. It was not the ending I had originally envisioned and yet, now that I have … Continue reading