life · Travel · Uncategorized · writing

The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?

It took a few weeks, but spring has finally hit me with the full force of its sunshine and optimism. I plum forgot to update the blog last week, and so much has been keeping me busy, it is hard to remember everything I ought to tell you. I was in Vegas a week ago,… Continue reading The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?

life · Uncategorized · writing

Emotional Sprints…and Marathons

The last weekend of the first month! I’d say I got the year off to a good start. So far, I believe I’m meeting my new year’s resolution to eat less sugar and get daily exercise, even if my sleep is still wonky. (3am to 12pm is a normal-ish schedule, right?) I’ve read five books,… Continue reading Emotional Sprints…and Marathons

life · Uncategorized · writing

The First Seven Years are the Hardest (Thoughts on Anniversaries)

I like anniversaries. I’ve got a good memory for events, and I think that my natural inclination to live in the past can be channled into a productive and enjoyable present moment. I enjoy new years, and taking time into my own hands when I know how arbitrary it is that we assign specific start… Continue reading The First Seven Years are the Hardest (Thoughts on Anniversaries)

philosophy · Uncategorized · writing

Quantity and Quality: Beta Readers in the 21st Century

Full disclosure, this blog post started out as a reaction to a talk the CEO of Telepathic gave. Her product, Hooked, is a mobile fiction app that I have a wonderful time writing for and is very unconventional. It delivers flash-fiction stories in the form of texting conversations. I’m really happy I’ve had the chance… Continue reading Quantity and Quality: Beta Readers in the 21st Century

Bookstores · publishing · Uncategorized

Geeking Out Over the Amazon Retail Store

I flew into Seattle on Wednesday, so of course my first priority Thursday morning was to go to U-Village and check out the first-ever retail book store run by Amazon. At this point in publishing, all the major retail players have taken their game online, but this is really the first time someone is going… Continue reading Geeking Out Over the Amazon Retail Store