When The Best Thing You Can Do Is Nothing

Every time there’s a catastrophe, some sort of crisis that leaves us reeling and wondering how the world can seriously be so terrible, someone will inevitably trot out that Mr. Rogers quote about remembering to look for the helpers. The point is mainly to remind us that not everything in the world is trash, even when it feels like it. So we dig up stories … Continue reading When The Best Thing You Can Do Is Nothing

A Coronavirus Ramble

To say that 2020 has been a weird, bad, what-the-actual-fuck year feels like a complete understatement. From the personal to the global, it’s like this year is taking any kind of optimism we might have had and disproportionately twisted it into our worst nightmare. And it’s only March. There’s no “but” there. This isn’t where I turn it around to share an uplifting message that … Continue reading A Coronavirus Ramble

Welcome to 2020: Well, That Took a Turn

The first month of 2020 is more than half over and, except for a few scribbled pages in a notebook I keep by my bed, I’ve barely written a word. Which shouldn’t really surprise me. If I look back at last year, the first blog post I wrote in 2019 came around this time in late January. I didn’t actually start the revisions I spent … Continue reading Welcome to 2020: Well, That Took a Turn

Just Do It

“My life has shrunk to the size of my desk.” The thought popped into my head a few days before Thanksgiving as I settled into a seat at the first concert I’ve been to in four years. I’d been excited about the show for weeks, ever since my husband surprised me with the tickets. But sitting in the theater, waiting for it to start, a … Continue reading Just Do It

NaNoWriMo 2019 Recap

It’s been about two weeks since the end of NaNoWriMo 2019 and…well, it was a weird one. I’m not sure if it was problems with the new website, the world’s continuous descent into utter chaos or something cosmic (::cough:: mercury retrograde ::cough::) but I know I wasn’t the only one feeling a bit off this November. Judging by other Wrimos I follow on Instagram, Twitter, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019 Recap