Globally speaking, I'm certainly not the first to say that 2018 seemed like a bit of a dumpster fire. On a personal level, it was kind of a weirdly good one though. It's a strange juxtaposition, but I guess you take what you can get when you can get it. So here's what I got. … Continue reading 2018 in Review + 2019 Goals
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.
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