In the very near future, I’d say the next month, this site is going to be completely redesigned. I’ve decided to focus and actually make it a little more lifestyle-ish. For years both my twitter and instagram descriptions have read: Mom,Wife,Writer,Reader,Cooker,Knitter. And so, that’s what this site is going to be focused on. It will… Read More Big Changes for MommyK8
My daughter, 13, recently discovered this blog. I’ve been afraid of this moment for a long time. No need to, though. She loves it. She talked to me about how she went back and started reading from the beginning, which started in 2008, when she was 3. She loves the stories and thinks they are… Read More That Time Fear Ruined My Writing and Probably Derailed My Career
I love NPR, I love horror, and I love procrastinating. This morning, I combined all 3 of my loves, and instead of working on my novel, I compiled NPR’s recent list of Top 100 Horror Novels and Stories into an excel spreadsheet. I KNOW. I’m a huge nerd. I’m also a bit competitive and I… Read More Peak Nerd
About a month ago I finished grad school and now have an MFA in creative writing. For those of you who don’t remember the very first post on this blog, (which back then was the Klog and I should have kept that domain, but you know how that goes) it was the unreasonable goals for… Read More The Big Flail
Anthony Bourdain killed himself today. I am devastated. Apparently millions of people are devastated too, because all of my social media feeds are a stream of grief over his suicide. The death part is hard, but the suicide part is harder and it makes me afraid. My feeds have tributes from all over, the writers… Read More Who Loves The Sun?
I do not consider myself high-maintenance. As a mom and a writer, I often get so busy with deadlines and regular life, I don’t have time to take a shower every day. I wear yoga pants or jeans most of the time, and I only get my hair cut when my bangs are so… Read More Snails On My Face
I read three books in January. One I loved, one I hated, and one changed my life a bit. Let’s start off with the book I hated: The Witches of Eastwick.This is one of the most poorly written, misogynistic, and stereotypical books depicting women I have ever read. That’s right- ever. Bonus: It was blurbed… Read More Still Relevant?
Today I took a big, scary leap of faith. It was the last day at a job I love, which I decided to leave in order to go back to writing full-time. I’ve been a full-time writer before, and I know how hard it can be to make money at it, and yet, here I… Read More Come See The Girl On The Flying Trapeze
Hey! It’s that time of year again, time for the 11th annual list of Unreasonable Goals. I’ll be 40 in 6 days, so as you may have guessed, this year is crazier and more unreasonable than ever! New twist- as part of my (now 40 goals) for the year, I included 12, 30 day challenges.… Read More Be Unreasonable With Me!
I ended up deleting my Facebook account earlier than I planned. I’ve had a really hard time with Facebook since I signed up for it many years ago. I am exactly the type of person it’s terrible for. I love gossip, and I also love helping people. I easily get sucked into dramas or giving… Read More Poof! I Disappeared!