Why Hello There, Desk

Between December and January, I called the great state of Colorado my home for a little more than five weeks. Now that I’ve been back in Texas for going on five days, however, I must confess that it’s still sort of a strange reality to sit at my desk, and you know, write. I did a couple of assignments while I was away (on a side note, I’m so grateful for the flexibility of freelancing during my Mom’s whole ordeal) and a couple since I’ve been back, and planting my behind back in this desk chair still feels a little… Continue reading

Beating the Laptop Blues

When you’re a writer, you spend many, many days in the company of your laptop. And while I’m incredibly thankful for the portability and functionality of my MacBook, sometimes I type so much that I’m convinced I’m going to wind up with carpal tunnel or something. Just to be clear, being busy as a freelance writer is a very, very good thing. But when I’m not writing movie reviews, features and media reviews and segue into full-on novel-writing gear, I’ve discovered that “kicking it old school” has been a welcome, inspiring change of pace. Just like my high school English… Continue reading