Posted in January 2016

When You’re Doing It Wrong

Hey All – So here I am, staring the ripe old age of forty in the eye, and wondering if I’ve learned anything in this lifetime. There are so many arbitrary goals I’ve set for myself that I won’t achieve, but instead of beating myself up, I’ve decided to let them go. In letting go, … Continue reading

you’re not so different from me

Hey All – When I write, I try to put myself into another person’s shoes. I tend to draw on my own experiences to craft a believable character, and I study others behaviors to sketch out basic traits. But at the end of the day, all my characters have a bit of me in them … Continue reading

the numbness of forgetting

One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch with my head in Bug’s lap and let him play with my hair. Sometimes, he reads to me and sometimes he rubs my head. Either way, I love being cared for – who doesn’t?  And yet… I can never fully enjoy it. … Continue reading

In Love, We Could Not Make Sense

Hey All – Another partial line from another song. This time Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know. It came on while I was working, and despite myself, I found myself singing along. That song is so damn catchy. The lyrics remind me of Reggie in the Kiss Kill Love Him Still series. She knew … Continue reading


Louder, lips speak louder, better back together ~Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Soft Shock That’s a line from one of my favorite songs of all time – especially the acoustic version. Karen O’s voice is sensual, amazing, and beautiful. And the lyrics – oh do they ever kill me. Why the quote? Well last night, after working … Continue reading

Flutter Love

Hey All – I’m hard at work finishing Swan Lake while making revisions at the same time. The back half of this book is a nightmare. In some places, it’s just bullet points and weird notes from three years ago. This frustrates me because the front half is gorgeous, and every time I read it, … Continue reading

I Finally Broke Down

Hey All – I’m in hypomania mode at the moment. I like this state of being: I need very little sleep, can work for hours, have amazing ideas, and can balance multiple projects. However, I know if it weren’t for the lithium I’d probably be manic right now, and no one wants that. Basically, my … Continue reading

Don’t Be Scared

Hey All- I’m a big believer in radical change – jumping off cliffs and taking huge risks and all that. It all started when I was sixteen and decided to move to California. You can read about that on a piece I did for Dear Teen Me. It’s funny to me, now, that a few … Continue reading