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

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

Happy Anniversary to Us

I have been a bad, bad blogger recently. Not that I’ve ever been the example for good bloggers (sporadic posts, much?). But I logged into WordPress today with the intention of writing a quick update, and found a Happy Anniversary notification from WordPress. Apparently, I have been blogging on here, writing flash fiction and book … Continue reading

In Which I Discover the Night Circus

I am reading an advanced reader’s copy of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. I am not finished – I am a mere 200 pages into the book, and I am mesmerized. There’s something about the way it is written, the slow, dreamy pacing and the attention to sensory detail that keeps me reading after I … Continue reading

Writing a Query is Harder Than Writing the Actual Book

And yes. I think this is true. When writing a book, (mostly) the words just come out. You have the immensely enjoyable task of moving the pieces around on the board, of telling them what their next move is, what their next decision will be. Telling the story is an amazing ride and, regardless of … Continue reading

In Which A WIP is Printed

Just printed. Not published, not picked up by an agent or anything like that. Printed in that, I went to Kinko’s and paid them to print it for me so that I can now have people read it, and tell me what they think. It’s sitting on my table right now, all 275 pages of … Continue reading

I Submitted, I Submitted!

And now we get to wait. It was only a short story, to a local magazine, but said magazine is pretty hip, and I’m nervous. I don’t have much  more than that to report, actually. Other than the fact that I am revamping a television pilot I wrote for a TV script and feature film … Continue reading

Is Anyone Else Bored by What They Write?

I had a strange epiphany today. Part of what was holding up with my novel was that I was incredibly bored with my content. I kept writing these scenes that I thought were necessary for the story, scenes that I thought would help the reader better understand, or scenes that helped fill the space between … Continue reading

Flash Fiction, Sort Of: An Introduction To My Novel

This is what I have been working on tirelessly for some time now. I’m up to 40,000 words. I’m a little worried because I’m not even halfway to where I’d like to be, but hey – this is a first draft! The novel is as of yet untitled but it is considered fantasy, though it … Continue reading

In Which the Blog Gets Face Lift

As some of you may have noticed, I have given the blog a new look. Do not be alarmed – this is the same old blog, just with a few different features. Part of the reason for this is that I plan to use this blog as kind of a home page for myself – … Continue reading