The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Write

There aren’t many elegant ways to say this. I lost my dad last week. It was unexpected and anticipated all at once, and pretty much the most crushing emotional blow I’ve ever received (and I’ve had my fair share). My dad and I had a great relationship. I think I understood him better than he … Continue reading

New Year, New Faces, New York

This year there was a huge,  unanticipated change to my life. If you read my post from last year, you’ll know that I was itching for SOMETHING to happen. That I was traveling all over, trying to find a place where I fit. My parents moved out of my childhood home and to a new … Continue reading

On Finishing What You Start and Binge Watching Buffy

I completed a 1st draft of a 90,000 word WIP last week. It as the same manuscript I started and wrote 50,000 of during NaNoWriMo. Between November 30th and December 18th, I wrote another 40,000 words. Naturally, my head just about exploded. I was emotionally gutted, from finishing the manuscript and events within it, so … Continue reading

On Winning NaNoWriMo

I won NaNoWriMo yesterday morning! This means I completed 50,000 words over the course of 30 days. My story is not yet done – I still have a ways to go before it’s completed. But I’ve carved out 50,000 words and that makes all the difference. NaNoWriMo is easy for some, but difficult for others. … Continue reading

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily Mandel

After drooling over this book for months, I finally got my hands on it. A first edition, signed copy no less, which I didn’t even realize until I’d left the store and was flipping through the first pages. I should start off by saying, I was a little hesitant about reading the book because it … Continue reading

Inspiring Blogger Award for The Quill, The Key, and The Compass!

I woke up to a lovely surprise from My Little Book Blog this morning, and I think it’s safe to say this brightened my whole day! So thank you, Lizzy, for giving me this awesome award! Here are the rules for this blogger award: 1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you. 2.List the … Continue reading

In Which I Give Some News

So many wonderful things happening lately< I thought I’d better share! First, New York is a go. I will be leaving Denver in late July and trying out life in a huge, sprawling city. The last time I lived in city that big I was twelve, and I lived in Toronto with my family for … Continue reading

The Birth of a Writer

Today is my birthday. I am 26 years old. Throughout my life, there have been many obstacles, changes, relationships, missed opportunities. I have grown up and grown apart from my goals. I have watched chances slip away, important moments pass me by. And I have, I think, done a whole lot of living too. Despite … Continue reading

Blog Hiatus, or, Life Happens

Hello all, I know I have been missed…maybe… Due to some random and life altering changes that have been occurring, I have not remembered to write a damn thing. No posts, no novel, no flash fiction. This has obviously made for a very boring and non-updated blog. But! I am going to try and do … Continue reading

Writing in the New Year

I’m looking forward to 2014. I anticipate a busy year with lots of change, which is a good thing. 2013, for me, felt a little stagnant and stale. Actually, I did a lot more than I give myself credit for, so maybe it was my frame of mind that felt mired in sameness more than … Continue reading