I’ve been writing in fits and starts recently. This was partly due to distractions (mostly happy Chinese New Year related things!), but the bulk of my problems were caused by the fact that I couldn’t get my story straight. I’ve written before about how I let my characters drive my story and sometimes take it … Continue reading The Roots of the Future Lie in the Past
Just as Gwyneth Paltrow revolutionized divorce by coining the term “conscious uncoupling,” America’s newly inaugurated president is revolutionizing lies by dubbing them “alternative facts.” Whatever your political views, you have to admit that this is kind of brilliant. “Yes, I know that there is video footage of me devouring an entire cake, but the alternative … Continue reading Alternative Facts
Like many people in my generation, I met my husband through online dating. However, unlike many of my friends, I preferred online dating to meeting dates in person. The men I met online were carefully selected and vetted, unlike the ones I met in bars or at parties. I felt like I worked out the … Continue reading Love Notes: Zen and the Art of Online Dating
I have a love-hate relationship with happy endings. I love the sense of closure a satisfying happy resolution brings to a work of fiction, but sometimes the simplicity with which the problems fall away leaves me feeling empty. To me, the best kind of ending is one that marks the completion of a beautiful, messy … Continue reading No More Happy Endings?
This is going to be a weird and different post. 2016 has been a weird and different year. If you’re here for project updates: First, thank you for taking an interest in my life! This blog would be much less fun to write without your responses! Second, please feel free to bypass the dark hole … Continue reading January Project Updates: New Year Edition