if you want to be successful, kill your ego

Last week, I found out I won first round of a writing contest I entered. I was completely floored. Right after I got the results from my first story, I had to jump right in to the next round. It would have been easy to have entered the second round with a butt-ton of hubris.Continue reading “if you want to be successful, kill your ego”

on motherhood and “mushroom work”

Yes, I used a gendered term on purpose. It seems that in every article about “motherhood,” folks respond with, “what about dads?!” and, “that’s sexist!” I’ll tell you what’s sexist: women have the lowest labor participation rate since the fucking ’80s. Women have shouldered the overwhelming majority of childcare since the quarantine started. Moms areContinue reading “on motherhood and “mushroom work””

the most important question to ask your beta readers

I’m fairly new to the “beta reader” game, and I am loving it so far! It’s been a great experiment. One of the main things I’ve learned is that it’s up to the author to direct the feedback.  If you just say, tell me what you think, you are unlikely to get a response thatContinue reading “the most important question to ask your beta readers”