I saw A Quiet Place on Friday evening, and it was excellent, in part because it played on every single one of my parental anxieties. Am I teaching them enough? Am I showing them how much I love them? Am I helping them develop into siblings who look out for each other? Am I doing … Continue reading A Quiet Place, and the Evolution of My Anxiety
I'm not quite sure how 2018 is already peeking its head around the corner at us. The past year has seemed blurrier than any I've experienced before, but I suppose chasing around a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old will do that to you. 2017 in Review Writing That being said, any year in which you end … Continue reading 2017 in Review + 2018 Goals
I'm so pleased to announce that Ferdinand and Luna are officially out in the world! My Storyworld, My Sister the Werewolf, is now available in the Bedtime Stories app. The first story is free, and you can get all five for just $1.99. I talk more about the Storyworld and writing in an interview today … Continue reading Meet Ferdinand and Luna!
It's been a pretty decent year for writing successes, and boy has it felt like a long time coming. When I started out submitting my work places, it felt like I had small gains each year, all culminating in 2011 when I was a semifinalist in the comedy screenplay category at the Austin Film Festival. … Continue reading Finally
A review of my 2016 and my intentions and goals for 2017.
A Story About Princess Leia by Elizabeth Ditty Tonight I read my son a story about Princess Leia. I did not cry. (Not really.) My voice made its way around the lump in my throat To tell my son How to be brave despite dismal odds (I’ll never tell him the odds) How to stand … Continue reading A Story About Princess Leia
We didn't get a chance to send out our Christmas cards this year, but we did at least get our drabbles written and shared. Here's mine. Here's hoping this holiday season has been kind to you and yours, and best wishes for a kinder, happier 2017.