NaNoNoNo.

I’m living in a hotel right now. We’re in transition and don’t yet have a house. Scratch that – we don’t even have a mortgage approval yet. Well, we did. But we lost it. Why? Me. We drove up here Saturday, November 5. I’d just had my last day at Whole Foods (loved that job) … More NaNoNoNo.

The Words I Didn’t Want to Hear from the Dermatologist & Why I Haven’t Been Writing

I’ve come to this page over and over again over the last several weeks, and I’ve stared at it, knowing I should write something. Anything. But each time I ended up shutting it down and looking somewhere else, putting my attention on something else. Anything else. I avoid dealing with difficult things, apparently. Writing is a bit … More The Words I Didn’t Want to Hear from the Dermatologist & Why I Haven’t Been Writing

Update: What on Earth is Going on With My 1st Book?

It never fails: I’m supposed to be working on research for school and my mind wanders. This time, like many other times, it wandered back to my manuscript – on which I’ve ceased queries, because I’d grown tired. It wasn’t so much the rejections as the story itself; if I wasn’t excited about it anymore, … More Update: What on Earth is Going on With My 1st Book?

We are Obsessed with Heroes – and It’s a Good Thing

  “Beowulf and Humanity’s Thirst for Heroes” by Nicole Starleigh   From his noble acts and great achievements in the name of his king to his face-off with Grendel and, subsequently, Grendel’s vengeful mother, to his final act of heroism in which he sacrifices his own life for that of his people, Beowulf is the … More We are Obsessed with Heroes – and It’s a Good Thing