I Said No to the Story

I also watched an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress”, so that’s where the title came from. I’d apologize for it except that I can honestly say I don’t watch much reality TV and I’m not averse to swiping a decent title for a pun-y blog post.

I had a chance to write a story that would end up in an anthology. AKA, published. I decided not to. Here’s why. Continue reading “I Said No to the Story”


How Do I Know If I’m a Morning Person Or Not?

Seriously. I can’t even tell anymore. I’ve tried figuring out a sleep schedule that I can keep to, that will require minimal alteration to keep on track. And will also keep at a healthy level of sleep. And will get me out of bed in time for work in the morning.

Why is this so hard? This doesn’t seem like it should be so hard. Continue reading “How Do I Know If I’m a Morning Person Or Not?”

Co-Writing: the Early Days

As a part of an exercise with my writing group, I am co-writing a novella. My partner is amazing, by the way. A published author (Find her book here!), and a fantastic organizer for (thus far) two anthologies for the group. It turns out she’s also a really great partner to write with. Continue reading “Co-Writing: the Early Days”

The School Year Begins

The school year has begun, which means I can finally return to a regular schedule. I have to get up an hour earlier than anything I did through the summer, there’s bus schedules to figure out, and it’s two kids instead of one on a regular basis. And I cannot tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to it. Continue reading “The School Year Begins”

Finding My Nope

Figuring out when I can say no is something that I will probably struggle with for the rest of my life. Sometimes this means I go “Okay, sure” to the opportunity of a lifetime. Sometimes it means that I end up miserable, or even doing something that is actually hurting me. And the fun part is that the rules keep changing.

(Everyone has a different situation. This is mine, and how I cope with it.) Continue reading “Finding My Nope”