The best advice I’ve ever gotten is to write on a regular schedule. This is my attempt to produce a new piece every week.
A few nights ago, in the middle of watching a four-part docuseries about the Night Stalker, my husband asked me what the deal is with women and true crime. I’ve been thinking it over ever since. I mean, we all know that women are obsessed with true crime television shows (and podcasts and books and … Continue reading “If We’re *All* Obsessed With True Crime, Then It’s Totally Not Weird, Right?”
Deep down, in spite of everything, I guess I really do love America. Or at least, I love the idea of America. The land of the free, home of the brave, truth, justice, and the American Way- you know, the whole bit. I still want to believe that’s the real core of our nation, no … Continue reading “The American Experiment Was Nice While It Lasted”
I’ve spent the last few days hemming and hawing about whether or not I want to make a New Year’s Resolution. On the one hand, I’m the sort of person that won’t get a goddamn thing done, ever, if I’m expected to self-motivate. An arbitrary deadline is literally the only thing that gets any results … Continue reading “New Year, Same Bullshit (But In A Shiny New Package)”
Every few months, I seriously consider deleting all my social media. I picture it like the closing scene of a classic Western: a cowboy dropping his six-shooter into the dirt and sauntering unburdened into the sunset, his dueling days behind him and a world of fresh possibilities ahead. Just think of it. To live a … Continue reading “But If You Take The Blue Pill, You Still Get To Look At Memes”
This year, I finally gave in and admitted that a girl cannot subsist on Billy Joel alone. So I’ve spent the last few weeks scoping out some new music, and along the way I uncovered a vibe too groovy not to share. Do you have a moment to hear the gospel of Dreampop Surf Vibes? … Continue reading “Move Over, Spotify; I Discovered My Own New Music Genre”
I’ve got the winter blues, y’all. But this year, doesn’t everyone? Mid-December is usually when I jump into Christmas preparations: sending out a holiday card, buying presents, trimming the tree, trying on party dresses, baking cookies- it’s a full-time job, getting into the holiday spirit. But in December of 2020, it seems pretty pointless. Not … Continue reading “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Seasonal Depression”
Great news, everyone- I wrote most of a novel last month! For the first time in my life, I successfully defeated National Novel Writing Month, with my final word count on November 30th coming in at 52.6k out of a necessary 50k. I’ve still got a ways to go before “winning NaNoWriMo” becomes “finishing a … Continue reading “Thirty Days, Fifty-Thousand Words, And Three Rules”
If you read my post from two weeks ago, you’ll remember that I was toying with the idea of trying to write a whole-ass novel over the next 30 days. Since writing that post, I’ve spent the last two weeks thinking and planning and plotting and outlining. And ultimately, I decided that I am going … Continue reading “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen- Until December, Anyway”
I could make a lot of points about how difficult it is to be a woman in the workforce, but it wouldn’t be anything that Dolly Parton didn’t already tell us in 9 to 5. I don’t believe for a minute that anyone reading this article is going to be confused by my lack of … Continue reading “Make Your Own Damn Coffee: A Feminist Manifesto”
Yes, it’s that time of year again- everyone is either getting ready for NaNoWriMo, or loudly railing against the expectation that they start getting ready for NaNoWriMo. For those of you who aren’t in the know (and bless your souls for your blissful ignorance), NaNoWriMo is the fun, cool way to abbreviate “National Novel Writing … Continue reading “It’s That Time Of Year Again, When I Decide To Complicate My Life For No Reason”
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