writing life

By the Light of a Laptop Late at Night

writing, writing habits, night writing, insomnia, computer light

Insomnia, night writing, and the idealize/idolize paradox It’s 5 a.m. and I am reluctantly (unwillingly?) sitting up, in the dark, at my desk in the living room. Because the heater is built into the wall right under my desk, and because my desk is wedged between the wall and the sofa (NYC apartments, what can I say?), my legs are getting the full blast of hot air meant to warm the […]

To NaNoWriMo or Not to NaNoWriMo

Officially, I’ve been NaNoWriMo-ing for the past six years. For those of you who don’t know, or manage to survive the modern writing life without getting inundated with emails and social invites to its events, NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual event in many a writerly circle. Free to participate in, NaNoWriMo is more of a movement about empowering artists to work on their craft and support each […]

Goodbye to All That…Having a Job ‘n Stuff

Today I discovered that I have to quit my job. Why? The reason: Because I made a promise to myself some weeks back, and if you can’t keep even a simple promise to yourself, you’re basically no good at anything, right? The real reason: Because I really, really, really, really want to. A few months shy of my three year anniversary in New York I had trudged past several of […]