On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

Every 5 to 11 years, Thanksgiving falls on my birthday.  It's been a long stretch this time around, and I haven't celebrated a Thanksgiving birthday since 2002, when I was 19 turning 20.  So, in the past 11 years, my life has changed drastically, and so, so much for the better.  Since then, I've gotten … Continue reading On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

[Around Here] On Works in Progress

I got a message from a twitter friend the other day inviting me to participate in a blog round-up where folks answer questions about their current works in progress.  I sadly had to respond that I'd love to be a part of it except that I currently have no work in progress. And I don't … Continue reading [Around Here] On Works in Progress

2012: My Year in Review

As the story of my life goes, I tend to retrospectively theme each year. 2008: The Year Everything Fell Apart 2009: The Year I Put Everything Back Together 2010: The Year I Became Me (aka The Year of Awesome) 2011: The Year of the Roller Coaster And if I have to continue that, the only … Continue reading 2012: My Year in Review

[Around Here] November 2012 Recap and December Goals

Some months I wouldn't know what went on if it weren't for looking back through my texts, tweets, photos and blog posts.  And even though my memory of November is basically the visual equivalent of this... ...it appears I did actually do some stuff last month. November Accomplishments Some stuff I did. Put up Christmas … Continue reading [Around Here] November 2012 Recap and December Goals

[Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

I'm closing the last few days of my 20s this week.  I know the big 3-0 freaks a lot of people out, and maybe I'll feel a little out of sorts once it hits, but for the most part, I'm pretty happy to say goodbye to my 20s. They've been a little too tumultuous for … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

[Thankful2012] Day 6: Ten Working Fingers

Tonight I am thankful that most days I have two working hands & ten useful fingers.  After burning my finger on a very hot pot tonight, I am left typing one-handed, as my finger cannot go more than about 5 to 10 seconds outside of cool water or a cool surface without some pretty impressive … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 6: Ten Working Fingers

[#FridayFlash] Hansel & Gretel, On Second Thought

For the record, I did actually write this last Thursday during a layover on my way to Austin. Alas, I had zero time to get it posted last week, so it gets this week's slot — the last #FridayFlash before NaNoWriMo! Crazy stuff! If you're in the mood for more Halloween/Horror-themed stories, check out my … Continue reading [#FridayFlash] Hansel & Gretel, On Second Thought

Existential Crises and Pregnancy-Induced Mania

Can I be honest with you?  After completely zeroing out on all the contests this year (the first time that's EVER happened since I started this whole screenwriting pursuit), I was ready to totally give up on writing.  I had excuses.  I have a full-time day job.  I spend another 10-15 hours a week (sometimes … Continue reading Existential Crises and Pregnancy-Induced Mania