Sounds My Radiator Makes That Kept Me Fully Awake Last Night Between the Hours of 2 and 6 a.m.

The one that sounds like someone’s firing bird shot into the pipes The one that sounds like boiling water The one that sounds like my late hamster, Time Machine, drinking from his water bottle (this one is both annoying and sad) The one that sounds like my laptop fan cycling The one that sounds likeContinue reading “Sounds My Radiator Makes That Kept Me Fully Awake Last Night Between the Hours of 2 and 6 a.m.”

Being Stalked By a Robot is Better Than Being Stalked By a Human

I had a terrifying moment the other day when I clicked on a link from my “google alert” (Yes, I have a google alert set up for my name. So do you.) and found this. At first it looks like a restaurant homepage, but when you scroll down it’s all me, me, me! For aboutContinue reading “Being Stalked By a Robot is Better Than Being Stalked By a Human”

The Bravest Person You’ve Ever Met

I’m working on my first novel. It’s a tough process filled with self-doubt and fear. I’ve also made the mistake of learning everything there is to know about how impossible it is to sell a first novel. Here’s a scary statistic, the average number of novels a writer produces before they sell one is four.Continue reading “The Bravest Person You’ve Ever Met”

Falling in Love With the Wrong Men

Today I read this interview with Michelle Herman about write/life balance and finding a partner that will support your writing. The whole interview is interesting, but I got hung up on this sentence: After many years of falling in love with precisely the wrong men, and using up the time and energy that I mightContinue reading “Falling in Love With the Wrong Men”