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.