New York · Publishing · The After Girls

Friday Happiness: Friendship and Reviews

I think there’s a special bond between writer friends. You share your work with each other (often at its rawest), you trust another person not to judge your shitty first draft, and at the same time you trust them to be honest. You trust that you can trade feedback and not let it get in… Continue reading Friday Happiness: Friendship and Reviews

Publishing · The After Girls

Book Deal!!!

I’ve been meaning to announce this for awhile, but between being superstitious/paranoid about telling too early and the little matter of driving across the country, moving into a sublet, and setting to work finding a new apartment, I’ve been a little preoccupied. That said, the contracts are signed, the revisions (which I completed–I kid you… Continue reading Book Deal!!!

New York

My Last Weekend in New York: Karaoke, Gossip Girl, and 4 out of 5 Boroughs

I’m sitting here, it’s nearing one a.m., and I’m trying to finish a revision before I move to San Francisco in just three days. I’m surrounded by packed boxes, bubble wrap, blank-looking walls, odds and ends, and what looks like too much work to do in the time alloted. It will get done, though–it always… Continue reading My Last Weekend in New York: Karaoke, Gossip Girl, and 4 out of 5 Boroughs

New York · San Francisco · Writing

The Right and Left Coasts and Writing About Where You Live

I can’t believe that after five years in New York City, I will be leaving in less than two weeks. There’s truly no turning back at this point–the moving truck is booked, the first-month apartment is all set up, and we just called to cancel our internet! Haven’t started packing yet, but that’s only because… Continue reading The Right and Left Coasts and Writing About Where You Live