hello december

December 1, 2014

  Hello, December.  It’s lovely of you to greet us with such a warm, beautiful day.  Please don’t make us pay for it later.  Hello, frosty windows and bare trees.  Hello busy weeks and ending terms.  Hustle and bustle and ho, ho, hoing.  Hi, Christmas and advent.  Carols and twinkle lights.  Even though you tried […]

Politics and Prose

November 25, 2014

  Last night I drove up to DC for a YA panel discussion at Politics and Prose.  If you live in the DC area, I highly suggest this bookstore coffeehouse combo.  It’s huge and has a great staff with plenty of reading suggestions. Also, the coffee and grilled cheese I had were on point. The […]

NaNoWriMo: Update the Second

November 18, 2014

  Two weeks in and I’m past the 25k mark.  Praise the Lord!  I am still trucking right along with this idea and with this project.  I’m surprised, to be honest.  I’ve never stuck with one story this long (not counting my master’s thesis which is a series of essays).  Since I’m consumed by the […]

Friday Favorites

November 14, 2014

      Happy chilly Friday to you! 1. Shirt and sweater from Target, floral army green pants that I wish would show up better in pictures from StitchFix and boots from ModCloth. 2. Dress from StitchFix, boots by Steve Madden. 3. Sweater from H&M, white collared shirt from Target, jeans from StitchFix and boots […]

NaNoWriMo Update the first

November 12, 2014

The first week of NaNoWriMo is finished, and I have to say, I’m hella pleased with myself about it.  This is the most words I’ve written on one story in the history of my life.  In the past, I’ve been a short story girl.  I had no idea how novelists did it.  In fact, I […]

Friday Favorites

November 7, 2014

  Happy Friday! 1. Jean jacket from H&M, dress and necklace from StitchFix, tights from Calezdonia in Italy, boots from ModCloth. 2. Election day! No School! Sweater from Target, Why Buy Anything Else When You Could Be Buying Books? shirt from DFTBA, Levi jeans, sneakers by Superga. 3. Dress from StitchFix, polka dot maroon tights […]