A Note on Failure.

It’s hard to create something that no one reads/watches/sees/listens to. It’s hard to put something out into the world in general, but even harder when there’s no one there on the other side. It feels isolating. In my case, it makes me not want to write — to not even do the thing that I…

More Answers to Questions No One Asked Me

Major brain fart = let’s answer some questions! Icebreakers are better when they’re virtual! Let’s go! What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned? I have two really fancy hats that I got in a vintage store in Edinburgh that I’m pretty much in love with. Both are very 1940s with netting that comes…

Can I get a novel published?

Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Well, it’s complicated. It’s almost November again, and yes, I am participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), meaning I will [hopefully] have a [somewhat] complete first draft of a novel by the end of the month. I’ve heard the various platitudes that just sitting down to write is the…

Quick Thoughts: I’m Wearing Men’s Pants

Today I am wearing men’s pants. I bought them from the costume designer in our theater department at my college. They were the pants I wore while I was cross-dressing playing the role of Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and the price was right. Let me just say, these are my favorite freaking pants. They’re…

Thoughts From a Laundromat

I exploded my washing machine. Well, not exploded. But I tried to wash a new comforter and apparently it was too much for my washing machine to handle. It overflowed — I just like to say that it exploded because it makes the story more interesting. I mopped up and extracted the now extremely soaked, detergent-ridden…

Travel anxiety sucks.

[NOTE: I wrote this post before leaving for Iceland. I will state here that I am currently in Iceland and the jitters I talk about in the following have now left the building. The building being me.] So, I lied. My Iceland post wasn’t my next post after all. I’ll probably have one or two…