Category: Career

One giant leap for author-kind

Today I mailed my very first novel pitch! Eeeeeeeeek! I veered from my original plan of looking for a literary agent, and found a great local publisher that seems to want material like mine.  They requested a cover letter, synopsis and a few sample… Continue Reading “One giant leap for author-kind”

Making a move

I graduated from university four years ago. I have dreamed my entire life about being a novelist — an honest-to-God, published storyteller.  I have been working on a story since high school, off and on. I started and finished plenty of others along the… Continue Reading “Making a move”

Manic Monday

I shouldn’t even be writing this. I’m so wiped from today — I should be sleeping. Work was basically exploding all around me, all day. It was one of those intense workdays where projects are going berserk all over the place. People were freaking… Continue Reading “Manic Monday”

The working mother fallacy

Michelle Williams recently said she thinks the “working mother thing is kind of a fallacy,” and added that “it’s hard to do both things well.” But she followed it up by saying that she worries her life “might end as a pile of dishes”… Continue Reading “The working mother fallacy”

The daily grind

Yes, I am having another one of those days. You know the kind — when you are pretty sure you will jump out of your office window before the clock strikes five? Had to duck out around 3:30 and stand on the street, in the… Continue Reading “The daily grind”