He didn't touch me. He didn't argue when I cut him off. He stopped when I told him to and left me alone. But he followed me for about ten minutes. From getting off the bus, walking to the corner store and waiting for me to leave, then trying to block my access to the sidewalk, it didn't dawn on me … Continue reading For Valentine’s Day, I Found Out I Might Have a Stalker
A run-down about why I've been silent for six weeks with little to no updates on my book that is due in a few weeks.
Things have been quiet 'round these parts lately. There are several reasons for it, but they boil down to that I am too fed up and exhausted to yammer on here when I am working on my own projects and day job full time. Things are just too much, much too much right now. We … Continue reading Dear Millennial and Gen-Z Straight, White, Cis Men
My first memory isn't of snuggles and the unmistakable scent of Mom. I don't remember vague warblings of lullabies. Later, in my early childhood years, I can recall playing with friends at daycare, frozen yogurt with my mother, and the first days of kindergarten. December 18 is my Cali-versary, as I call it. The day I hopped … Continue reading Trauma Doesn’t Have a Timeline
Well. The past couple weeks have been quite adventurous, to put it in some kind of way. While it was a conscious decision to begin sharing my experience with the Serova v Sony suit here and kind of "out" myself as one of those Michael Jackson superfans; I didn't expect so much to happen so quickly, … Continue reading It’s Inevitable, Ain’t It?
There are countless advice articles about what exactly writers' block is, how to cure it, and--my favorite part--why it is always the writers' fault for it occurring. It's just fear, self-doubt, and discipline. Over and over, rinse and repeat, repackaged and rewritten, thank you very much Mister Content Mill man! For the most part, I … Continue reading A Personal Study in Writers’ Block
No froofy long-winded intro here. A friend sent me this amidst a string of key-smash gibberish when I sent her an excerpt of a work in progress recently: "I forgot I was reading!" I don't want my readers to have to think while they're reading (for the most part). I want them to feel; to … Continue reading The Best 5 Words I Could Hear (As a Writer)
Scrolling through my Twitter feed is both exciting and anxiety-inducing. There are big changes coming; I essentially have to turn my back on an industry that has forgotten me, that I just couldn't cut muster in, where we just can't keep up with each other like ships passing in the night. The timing is never … Continue reading big changes
Hello, world! But 20-some years later. The basic 'why' of 'what' I'm doing here.