Writing

NaNoWriMo countdown: t-3 days

gorgeous photo: HD Animals Wallpapers as i sit on the fence about committing to NaNoWriMo, i was absolutely encouraged today by this pep talk from Kami Garcia, full of reasons why you’re too busy, your idea sucks, your muse is MIA and you aren’t qualified to be a writer are stupid excuses for not jumping […]

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and now what?

i am terrified to commit to NaNoWriMo. that is my ultimate truth right now, Uncle E. we are like (less than) a week out from the start of the ultimate writers’ big-ass-deal thing. i want to do it. i have been talking about doing it for years. i wish i did it last year when […]

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Blogtober14: who’d play me in a movie

wow. putting this together has brought up some interesting things! i’ve always, always thought Ashley Judd would play me in the amazing movie of my life. we are soul sisters in the way that Reese Witherspoon and i would total besties IRL. but Reese is way too blonde. sorry. Ashley’s down to earth. smart. Southern. Liberal. […]

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Friday favorites + Blogtober14 catch-ups

well this was inevitable. so much blogging, so little time. i fell behind on the #Blogtober14 prompts. again. but lucky for me (and you!), i think i can wrap up yesterday’s, today’s (since they’re both kind of about favorite things) and my semi-usual Friday favorites in one neat little package here. so overachieving of me, huh? don’t get […]

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Blogtober14: my pet peeves

phoning it in a bit tonight, y’all. i am exhausted and have just about hit my wall with these posts. serious, giant YAY!! to everyone who’s still hangin’ tough and knockin’ ’em out every damn day. 9 more to go, people! keep it up! and now, in no particular order, i present my completely-off-the-top-of-my-head laundry […]

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Blogtober14: my biggest fear

okay, so aside from the recurring visions i’m having about somehow contracting Ebola while Spy is in Europe and then having to be separated from Miss Girl until he can get here and how totally. effing. traumatic. the whole thing would be, i’m not afraid of that much stuff. and just so you know, i’m […]

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Blogtober14: a secret about me

before i get into today’s post, i want to point out for anyone who’s keeping track that while i did technically post yesterday, i did my own thing instead of following the prompt and linking up. so that still counts as writing everyday! go me! now, for my secret. shhhhhh. you’re lookin’ at it. yep. […]

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Blogtober 14: fall fashion

one word, people. pants. i still don’t have the pants thing figured out. this post-weight-loss shopping is totally not as fun as it sounds. but it is to be hoped that between my recent trip to the seamstress and an Old Navy order currently being processed, i will at least have that ridiculously basic problem solved […]

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Blogtober14: my funniest childhood memory

a’ight, y’all. in all seriousness. the funniest thing about this post is how absolutely freakin’ absurd it is. could anybody please just give this old lady a break here? i can barely remember what i ate for dinner tonight, much less shit that happened literally decades ago. i mean . . . i am lucky […]

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Blogtober14: if i were president

4 score and 7 years ago, i started this damn post. this prompt has been one hell of a hard one, y’all. as i said yesterday, i try not to get too political on here. but i also didn’t want to softball this one and do a “fun” post, because i think the issues are […]

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Friday favorites

one work week of single-mommydom almost down! if that’s not a reason to celebrate Friday, i sure don’t know what is. somewhere between running double-duty on carpool and hostessing Barbie show marathons, i managed to come across a couple cool things that a preschooler would probably hate. enjoy and happy Friday, y’all! being a card […]

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Blogtober14: best/worst vacation

a bit late to the game, but jumping in on #Blogtober14, here! i’m considering committing to a big writing project for November, so it seems like trying to post here every day is a good way to start flexing those muscles and get into the habit of writing every single day. luckily, The Daily Tay […]

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new product writing: back to basics

wow. i’ve had a crazy few weeks doing some freelance writing for a new social/productivity app that’s about to launch. i haven’t officially been NDAed, but feel like it’s not appropriate to give details right now. what i will do, though, is give the details of what this project has helped me remember. because there’s […]

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there will be f-bombs

now that i’m picking this writing thing back up again, here’s an important note. in real life, i curse. a lot. well, usually a lot more than my husband would like, but less around him. sorry. i was a sailor in a past life. or maybe that’s just fucking advertising. but it’s me. and while […]

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