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Revision Update | My WIP 2 Weeks Later

It’s been a little over two weeks since I started my master plan to edit my WIP, which I’m calling BiDepressiveYA. As I expected, I’m already falling apart. Revising is still my least favorite part of writing. Editing is so hard. It forces me to confront my own failings in a way that is honestly… Continue reading Revision Update | My WIP 2 Weeks Later

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Top 10 Things I Miss About Living in New York City

The end of June is a special time in my life: it marks the anniversary of my move to/away from New York City. Moving to New York was my dream from the age of 14, before I’d ever set foot in the city. I couldn’t tell you what the draw was back then, only that… Continue reading Top 10 Things I Miss About Living in New York City

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#AmEditing: what I’m working on now & call for beta readers!

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that I recently finished writing a novel! Which is super exciting…except that now I have to edit it. 😱 A confession: I’ve never successfully finished editing a novel. A few years back, I finished writing my first serious novel (not counting the one I wrote… Continue reading #AmEditing: what I’m working on now & call for beta readers!

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27 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 17-Year-Old Self

Some people get all self-reflective around New Years; I get self-reflective in the spring time. I think part of that is that my birthday is today, May 7. Then again, I’ve always been the kind of person who jumps at the chance to self-reflect, to assess where I am and where I’ve been. When I… Continue reading 27 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 17-Year-Old Self

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Small Changes: What I Learned from a Month of Yoga Practice

It happens every year between the end of October and the end of March: the lack of sunlight and natural Vitamin D production leaves me vulnerable to depression. It’s not a matter of being dissatisfied with my life; right now, I’m happier and more comfortable in my life than I ever have been, and yet… Continue reading Small Changes: What I Learned from a Month of Yoga Practice

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my top 5 albums of all time

We all have comfort foods, but I have comfort everything. For example, whenever I get the flu, or whenever the winter blues kick in (as they always do), I somehow end up re-watching Glee. It’s a guilty pleasure, sure: Glee rarely gives enough time and seriousness to any of the many issues briefly written into… Continue reading my top 5 albums of all time

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a change in perspective

I haven’t said much following the horrifying results of the 2016 Presidential Election. In fact, I haven’t really had a lot to say on politics for years now; I haven’t felt that I have a place in that discussion. The election of Donald Trump as our next PotUS came as a shock to me, as… Continue reading a change in perspective

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a history of silence

I have a long history of assuming the internet can insulate me from rejection. When Facebook first became ubiquitous around my sophomore year of high school, back when everyone AOL Instant Messenger was a primary mode of after-school communication, it looked like my way out of Loser Hell. I was a woman of words, even… Continue reading a history of silence