writing life

  • Love and Mystery

    Love and Mystery

    Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and for the first time since, like, fifth grade, I actually have a valentine! It’s kind of a nice feeling to actually have plans beyond “writing and drinking wine.” Seriously, every holiday, that’s my game plan. I knew I didn’t have a social life, but I didn’t realize how bad it…

    Read More

  • What’s Coming in 2020

    I’ve been moving boxes for almost a week now down three flights of stairs and up another three flights. My arms hurt typing this and my legs are getting a damn good workout. I’ve moved every year since I was 18 and I’m really over it but this was a change I needed to make.…

    Read More

  • The Mid-Month NaNoWriMo Check-In

    The Mid-Month NaNoWriMo Check-In

    Tomorrow marks the halfway point of this year’s NaNoWriMo competition. According to my nifty little tracker, I should be at 23,338 words and at 25,003 tomorrow. Right now, I’m at 7,000. So NaNo is going splendidly, thanks for asking. There’s a variety of reasons why I’m behind but I still have a strategy to make…

    Read More

  • Epcot and Imagination

    Epcot and Imagination

    As an author and writer, I use a lot of imagination. It’s just an occupational hazard – you need it to create new spins on stories we all know and weave different ideas together. Imagination is one of the core pillars of creativity (at least if you ask me). But until I was four, I…

    Read More

  • Websites to Help You Grow as a Writer

    Websites to Help You Grow as a Writer

    Writing is a joy I’ve had in my life for over a decade now. At twenty-five, that’s a significant part of my life and over the years I’ve learned about writing as a craft and my writing. Since high school, I’ve founded a creative writing club in high school, had my first novel reviewed by…

    Read More