CURRENTLY

Welcome to this week’s “Currently” post! CURRENTLY: LOVING My new tea mug and spoon holders. I’m not—and probably never will be—a coffee drinker. For me, tea is the go-to warm beverage of choice, particularly herbal teas and those without a lot of bitter tannins. I find that tea, like wine, tastes best when served in a vessel of the right…

CURRENTLY

Welcome to this week’s “Currently” post! CURRENTLY: LOVING I have recently developed a love for writing flash fiction. When I was in grad school, I designed an independent study on short stories, which have always interested me, but I never explored flash fiction. However, I recently discovered Erin Morgenstern’s flax-golden tales project, in which she wrote original, ten-sentence stories to…

Short Stories and Flash Fiction

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I write a lot of short stories and flash fiction. I’m currently in the midst of the Ten-Sentence Story project, which is a flash fiction series. Each story is composed of one image and ten sentences — no more, no fewer. All of these are published on my Tumblr, but there…

CURRENTLY

It’s time for another “Currently” post! Enjoy! CURRENTLY: LOVING Working with my friend Debbie at the World Tree Institute. Debbie is a coach for creative women, and she and I have been creating an action plan to help me feel more inspired, positive, productive, and happy. Deb is a wonderful cheerleader and hugely supportive, but she’s also honest and straightforward.…

CURRENTLY

These “currently” posts have been floating around the blogosphere for a while now, but I was just clued in by my friend Kayla Olson and I’ve decided to join the fun. The goal is to post these lists every other Tuesday, and I’m hoping to stick to that — we’ll see how it goes. Now on to the list! CURRENTLY:…

Fruitful

Each year, I choose a word that represents my thematic goal for the coming twelve months. For instance, in 2014, I chose “light.” Last year, my word was “joy.” This year, my goal is to be fruitful. Fruitful means “producing good or helpful results; productive.” It’s apt for my current mindset. I’m in the mood to be productive; I’ve been…

Compelling Covers

I know, I know. Never judge a book by its cover. But sometimes you just can’t help it, and that’s how I feel about these. Check out these upcoming YA books (all headed our way in 2015). I don’t know anything about any of them beyond what’s in the synopses, but I’d read them based on the covers alone.

decomposition book

Decomposition Books

About a year ago, I shared a fun new find on social media: decomposition books. These notebooks are made of 100% post-consumer-waste recycled pages and are printed with soy ink. The covers come in a fun array of designs, and the interior covers have rulers and little facts that hearken back to elementary school. I have a couple of these…

Inspiration Playlist

A Dose of Inspiration

The playlist above has been my source of inspiration this week as I work on the dread middle of my WIP. I needed songs that were dark, haunting, a little monstrous, but also mostly faced-paced. Maroon 5 is the exception here; I included that song to get me through a particular scene that was a little less gritty than the…