Sneak Peek at the November Ballot!

Hey guys – I mocked up the ballot I propose we use for the November presidential election. I feel like it really captures overwhelming public sentiment as we move toward this all-important decision. To quote a friend, “Sweet Meteor of Death 2016.”

So, This Happened.

Just like that. I have a title. And a cover. And a description that is a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster in that it’s partially my original story pitch and partly what “they” came up with (whoever “they” are that tinker with these things at the publishing houses). So, sure, it felt pretty real when…

As Yet Untitled.

For those of you that don’t know – I’m going to give you the five-cent description of my novel. It is, at its heart, a romantic comedy about Kate Shaw, a 30-something starting over as a new lawyer (don’t get carried away drawing author parallels – besides, I’m 40-something). The twist is that, in this…

As Good As It Gets.

I love the movie, “As Good As It Gets.” I’m using the word “love” here, about a movie. And if you love the movie, too, you’ll get that joke. Anyway, it’s a perfect movie about imperfect people without a single wasted line. Including this one: Remember? He’s trying to get in to see his shrink…

We Now Return You to Your Regularly Scheduled Breakdown.

Well, mini breakdown. So, here’s the thing. In the beginning, everyone expects you to be a mess. Then, a few months later, everyone understands when you’re a mess. But nine months in – people seem a little caught off guard when you’re a mess. So, by nine months, you’ve got this internalization thing going where you…

I Find the World a Very Confusing Place These Days.

I can’t be the only one who feels like shit is more than a little out of control…like we’re just one terrorist attack – or one viral outbreak – or one economic collapse away from utter chaos. And I am confused by my emotions. Because I simultaneously loathe society but find myself inspired by people.…

The True Meaning of “Every Day.”

I feel like “every day” is an overused expression. As in, “I could eat pizza every day.” Or “I’m pretty sure I’m gaining weight every day.” Or “he gets on my nerves every day.” We don’t really mean every day. We mean a lot of days. Enough days to be significant. But not literally “every”…

For Jenny (and Rory, Too).

This post is for Jenny Lawson. If you follow her blog, it will make perfect sense. If you don’t, go there, get caught up on the last few years, and then come back. Dear Jenny, I was reading your post last night about taking Rory to visit fun and exotic places and I thought, Hey!…