5 Ways to Freelance in a Small Town

Plattsburgh, NY has a population of less than 20,000 -- a city by name only. Now, I realize there are MUCH smaller towns in the world, but compared to places like NYC and LA (popular hubs for artists, actors, writers, and other creative types hoping to make it big) Plattsburgh is an itty-bitty place. I've… Continue reading 5 Ways to Freelance in a Small Town

10 Ways to Resist Depression When You Work from Home

A few months ago, I came across this comical piece from the New Yorker about working from home. It's hilarious, mostly because it's a little too accurate. Everyone who works from home is at risk of getting sucked into a vortex of unstructured-ness, a wormhole of "I have nowhere to go, nobody to see, no… Continue reading 10 Ways to Resist Depression When You Work from Home

How I Prepared To Work From Home

So, I'm a full-time freelancer now. I'm self-employed, working from home, setting my own schedule - free as a bird. It took a lot of courage and a lot of preparation to make the switch, and I'm still working at it. I'll always be working at it. Keeping my freelance career alive is going to… Continue reading How I Prepared To Work From Home

What John Remembers

“I’ll write,” he promises. And he does. The first postcard shows a mountain range, a picture captured on a clear day. A few wispy clouds drift by, but the landscape is still bright in the sun. When they’d hiked those mountains together, it had been thirty-five degrees, raining. Their sneakers had slipped on leaves, brown… Continue reading What John Remembers

What’s She Reading? – January 18, 2017

I own a lot of books. Once upon a time, I read a lot of books. Lately, I've been buying a lot of books and leaving them to collect dust. This is my central book hub. It holds about 3/4 of my book collection (not including comics). As you can see, it's beginning to overflow… Continue reading What’s She Reading? – January 18, 2017

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers (But Mostly for Me)

I know it's been two weeks since January 1st, but bear with me. I'm still shaking off the holiday hangover. 1. Write more. This is pretty obvious, right? Write. No matter how much I write, I'm never satisfied with how much I've produced, but lately (and for a while now) I've been writing next to… Continue reading 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers (But Mostly for Me)

This Blog Is Looking Pretty Empty, So Here’s a Post

Step One of my (loosely structured) strategy to reclaim my authorial identity was to create this site. Done. Successful. Even one step can be a big accomplishment, if it's a step in the right direction. Step Three is to actually write something. I'll work on that later. Step Two was to reclaim my writing space,… Continue reading This Blog Is Looking Pretty Empty, So Here’s a Post