2015 in Review

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

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Rose’s Birth Story

We welcomed Baby Rose Athena into the world on Sept. 16, at 12:50 p.m.  Here's her birth story (with a little bonus background, for posterity's sake). Rose's Story Begins Rose's story officially began last December, when after having an early negative pregnancy test (but it still being too early to confirm), I went for a … Continue reading Rose’s Birth Story

[Around Here] Getting Hitched & Gearing Up

First and foremost, top news in my life is that this happened: And I mailed off the executed marriage license today, so now he's officially stuck with me. We had an afternoon wedding (and the weather, rather kindly, turned out absolutely perfect), and afterwards we took our kiddo to my parents' house, put him to bed, … Continue reading [Around Here] Getting Hitched & Gearing Up

The Story That Haunts

NaNoWriMo is sneaking up on me this year, which isn't very kind of it given this will be my tenth year.  You'd think by this point NaNoWriMo and I would be like old friends, comfortable slipping back into our old patterns and inside jokes even after months apart. Alas, Year 10 is throwing me for … Continue reading The Story That Haunts

A Creative Kick in the Pants

Oh, hi there. You know how Woody Allen never watches his films once they're completed because nothing ever lives up to the vision of the story he had in his head? Well, I get that. I was so excited to start on my current (not sure how apt that word is, given I haven't worked … Continue reading A Creative Kick in the Pants

[Around Here] Fast February

Some months seem to stick around forever, and then others seem to happen in a snap of the fingers. For some reason, February seems to be moving at light speed. For example, I meant to do this post in the first few days, but here we are, past the midpoint of the month, and I'm … Continue reading [Around Here] Fast February