Category writing

10 things I’ve been doing instead of blogging

Remember when I said, “Hey, I’m gonna be a blogger!” but then I hardly ever blogged? It shouldn’t be that hard to remember, unless you are Dori the-short-term-memory-losing fish, because it is happening currently, as I type. Or right before I typed, and right after, because technically by typing, I am in fact blogging, which […]

What I’m Into: November (lots of cats apparently)

LIFE aka WRITING November was a weird month. I spent most of my free time in coffee shops writing, or reading Twitter while pretending to write, thanks to NaNoWriMo. I didn’t even write all that many words, certainly not 50,000. I didn’t calculate the final total, but the novel & outline words probably added up […]

i am from

I am from the canyon, old river slithering fast. From high desert browns and sagebrush greens. from tumbleweed and roots, from winters white and bleak. I am from pages turned at midnight, imagination beating quicker than my heart. From library shelves and basement schoolroom, from the ceaseless “why?” and “what if?” I am from that […]

A Digital Bildungsroman

Or: Don’t Worry Guys, This Isn’t A Horror Story About Chat Room Predators, I Promise; It’s About How I Came to Be a Social Media Junkie and Writer Or: Love in The Time After Floppy Discs But Before DVDs What’s the loser-ish-est thing you did as a teenager? Me, probably hanging out in the Myspace […]

New kid on the blog

Once upon a time, twentysomething years ago, I was born. I flourished into a child, a child with dreams. And like most children, I never once thought, “I want to be a blogger when I grow up.” Blogging is sort of lame, right? Like, your grandma probably has a blog by now. It’s quite possible […]