A Wildly Inappropriate Affair

My heart is torn between two manuscripts at the moment. One is a YA re-telling of Swan Lake that I’m finishing up an R&R on; the other, a first draft of a Women’s Fiction novel *tentatively* called Surviving the Suburbs. Since I have to write every day or risk going crazy, I’ve been spending my … Continue reading

wanderlust 

It’s a problem when your whole family has wanderlust.  For the past few nights, Bug and I have discussed and researched our next vacation. We’ve tossed around Marrakech, Tangiers, Gibraltar, Southern Spain, Portugal, and our standard go-to’s.  My oldest son wants to see as much of Europe as possible. His choice cities: London, Paris, Amsterdam, … Continue reading

my nomadic heart

I’ve kissed under the glow of the Eiffel Tower. I’ve danced the night away at Versailles. I’ve held hands up and down the winding streets of Prague. I’ve drank champagne on the beach in Nice. I’ve explored the canals of Amsterdam. I’ve yatched the coast of Croatia. I’ve inhaled pasta in Rome, hiked the Cinque … Continue reading

wrong, wrong, wrong

I saw this making the rounds on Pinterest. It makes me so angry. This is what some people are teaching our girls – that they are merely pretty things to look at and be possessed by a man. A girl should not be like a butterfly, all fragile and delicate – a thing of fleeting … Continue reading

Bullet journal

If you’re anything like me, staying organized can be a challenge – especially if you’re juggling school, work, family, sports, and just life. I’ve recently started bullet journaling in a basic way, and it’s made a HUGE difference in keeping me on track.  Here’s a video of my basic journal. It’s not flashy like some, … Continue reading

I’m a Cool Girl

I’ve said it before, but one of my favorite things about writing a novel is coming up with the playlist. For my newest manuscript (a Women’s Fiction novel – oh la la), I’m currently listening to the following on repeat. The book is a juxtaposition of snarky, upbeat blog posts and real-life where depression and … Continue reading