This is what it takes.

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.

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My #OneLittleWord for 2016: Identity

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 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

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