November Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read: 10 Books read for 2017 so far:  144 Couldn't stop listening to the audiobook: Righteous by Joe Ide and a re-listen of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (and I haven't reread a book in years-- so glad I did.) Nonfiction topics explored: insect sex in Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk and US history and … Continue reading November Wrap-Up

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NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II

Alright, friends. I'm back from my break with the internet and staying accountable with the goals I set, which were: Stay off of social media until Saturday this week: check Write 15,000 words of NaNo project from 11/16-11/24: almost, but not quite. broke the 12k mark and over 40k total on the novel! Grade 30 … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II

August Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 15 ARCs: 4 Audiobooks: 6 Books I read this Month that I can't stop recommending: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Best of the Month, which I also highly recommend: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin-(I can't believe this trilogy is over!) and And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini … Continue reading August Wrap-Up

How I Got my Agent

I remember reading approximately three thousand "How I Got my Agent" posts while querying. Reading them made me feel so much less alone and more hopeful, so here's my contribution to the genre. Baby Author + Baby Three years ago, and shortly after my son turned one, I decided I needed to do something empowering … Continue reading How I Got my Agent

Random Lines Poem

Thanks to all that contributed! I put all of the individual lines into a list randomizer, took the first item on the randomized list as the title, and added stanza breaks. Behold, our Frankensteinian creation and happy National Poetry Month!   "Must this story be retold?" But when we forgot coffee, we lost ourselves. I’ll … Continue reading Random Lines Poem

March Wrap-Up and Bad Poetry Line Request

Reading Wrap-Up Books Read: 10 Audiobooks: 2 ARCs: 3 Memoirs: 2 Books read for my Goodreads Goal: 33/75 (may have to adjust upward!) Books left in my A-Z Reading challenge: 8 (D,E,I,K,P,Q,X,Y,Z) Best of the Month: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Runners-up: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, and … Continue reading March Wrap-Up and Bad Poetry Line Request

Shiny New Things and Slumps

I got a project successfully off to prom and immediately spent the next week stewing and miserable. I stomped around the house and sighed a lot and refreshed my email like I was giving it rescue breaths. Yesterday, I started outlining something and felt that pressure ease almost immediately. But I feel that slump sneaking up … Continue reading Shiny New Things and Slumps

Reading and Writing Wrap-Up for February

The Month in Numbers: Books read: 11 Audiobooks: 3 Nonfiction: 3 Birthdays this month: 1 Girls Nights Out: 3 Hours spend editing new project: 43 Papers graded: 85 Most steps in one day: 14,534 Details Best Books of the Month: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (how had I never read Waters before?) , Homegoing by Yaa … Continue reading Reading and Writing Wrap-Up for February

Birthdays, Brothers, and The Bone Witch

It's my birthday today. Adult birthdays are kind of a funny thing. Just like no one really cares if you're sick  unless you get everyone sick at the office, no one really knows you have a birthday unless you bring treats. I'm not at the office today, so no treats. Birthdays have been bittersweet for … Continue reading Birthdays, Brothers, and The Bone Witch