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.
My poor little blog has been dormant for almost a year now, but I guess this is what it takes to wake up. I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year, after my first failure in Year 11 last year. I failed because I stopped writing after my seven-week-old daughter spiked a fever on Day 3, which … Continue reading This is what it takes.
Since finding out I was going to be a parent in 2012, much of my energy, quite understandably, has been to feeling out my identity as a mother as well as a life partner (and as of October 18, 2014, a wife). Adding these layers to my life meant that the strongest part of my … Continue reading My #OneLittleWord for 2016: Identity
2015. Oof. On the one hand, I made this. On the other hand, it was probably the least productive year I've had in the last 6 or 7 when it comes to writing, creative endeavors and travel. My 2015 Goals My goals for the year were similar to what they always are: Read 24 books. Read 12 screenplays. … Continue reading 2015 in Review