14 Feb 2017

What I have to give

Posted in In my head
What I have to give

Lately I have been feeling myself dragged into this overwhelming darkness, this depression, I guess you might call it. But it doesn’t feel like my normal depressive state, it doesn’t come from inside of me but instead comes from outside of me. Like some weight I am lugging around, it pulls me down into the […]

15 Jan 2017

2017 goals

Posted in In my head, Life update
2017 goals

Every end of year I usually put some time aside and really think about my goals for the upcoming year. I write them out all fancy, stick them to the wall above my desk and as the year passes get increasingly depressed and worried because I am slowly failing them. So this year I am […]

13 Sep 2016

Life update: post summer

Life update: post summer

Hey! It’s me! I am blogging again. Hopefully. So this summer has been pretty OK. I went on a trip to Montreal, my first visit to the city and the province of Quebec. I was there for some training for my trip up north to a Cree community as an artist in residence for January […]

13 Sep 2016

What I read….

So this year has been terrible for me reading wise. I am no where close to my #95books challenge, like I’m talking I’m only at 20 (!!!!). There are only a few months left in the year and I will endeavour to read hopefully ten more but still, that will make this the worst reading […]

25 Jan 2016

When I grow up

You know what’s kinda cool? I realized today that I am doing the things that I dreamed I would be doing when I grew up. I always wanted (secretly) to be a writer but I thought because I was so bad at spelling and grammar that it was an impossible dream. Getting back essays with […]

21 Jan 2016

One small thing

One small thing

So I’ve decided something. The only way that I am going to be able to do the things that I want is to just start doing them. For some reason I had this belief that everything has to be perfect before I can start something. But I am just starting to realize how ridiculous that […]

12 Jan 2016

Just some thoughts on submitting

Just some thoughts on submitting

So today I was thinking about submitting. Last year felt like a lot of rejection letters and I was feeling a little bummed so I decided to take a look at my spread sheets. Turns out the reason why it felt like a lot of rejection letters came my way was because they did! I […]

11 Aug 2015

Writing for the end of the world

Posted in Fun, In my head, reading

I love end of the world stories. So much. I write a lot of them too. I’m working on a short story collection and I’d say 75% of the stories are in some way end of the world stories. Zombie, wasteland, urban decay, vanishings— its all there. Anyway, I love the stuff. I also love end […]

16 Jul 2015

Life: mid summer version

Life: mid summer version

Lets see, my summer so far has been writing, swimming, reading, painting, gardening and binge watching TV shows. And then a two week intense writing residency in which I focused on fiction. Speaking of said writing residency, sometimes I forget to appreciate the fact that all the writers I know, and who I am lucky […]

18 Jun 2015

Just some things I like

Posted in In my head

I, like you, have things in my life that make me happy. Here is a list of some things that I think are way cool.   Guillemots “I Don’t Feel Amazing Now” is the theme song I imagine when I think of my YA novel, Teenage Asylums. Here is a clip of two of the […]