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
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
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
So that's my thing for 2015: YES. It's going to be another crazy year with its own set of obstacles and hurdles and adventures and twists and turns. But I'm going to do my part to make it a good one.
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
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
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
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
Every year I sit down and review how the past 12 months have gone: what I've accomplished and what I wish I had. And then, from that analysis, I set my intentions for the next year. As I detailed in my 2013 Year in Review post, my word for this year is CORE, and I … Continue reading My New Year’s Initiatives for 2014