Friday, December 9, 2016

Get Lit



I had such fun with Jamie Tennant on his radio show "Get Lit" the other day. You can give it a listen on Sound Cloud here:

“Get Lit” with Jamie Tennant (93.3 CFMU – Sound Cloud)

Be sure to check out Episode 1 and 2 for his interviews with Giller nominee Gary Barwin and Giller winner Madeleine Thien as well. Jamie is a wonderful literary interviewer for many reasons, the most obvious being: he's an author too. He wrote a pretty darn unforgettable novel about music, starting over, Scotland, magic and asshole-rehabilitation that came out this fall, The Captain of Kinnoull Hill. I can't remember laughing out loud while reading a book as often as I did here. Jamie has a gift for humour, but more than that, he's a very talented, empathetic writer. Lots of emotional depth and complexity, and skilled use of language, here. And the surprises! So many wild, wonderful, horrible things happen! I had no idea where Jamie was taking me, and I loved the whole trip!

Thanks for writing this wonderful book, Jamie. And thanks for having me on your show.




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My favourite novella eva



I am so excited for Corrado Paina, my friend and former boss. He has written a truly brilliant, hilarious and heartwarming novella, Between Rothko and 3 Windows. Translated from the original Italian by Damiano Pietropaolo, Corrado’s essential perspective on the Italian “immigrant experience” is unlike any I have ever read. He’ll probably hate me for using that phrase, “immigrant experience.” He’s probably rolling his eyes and swearing as he reads this. But dammit, Corrado, I am not a poet like you! 

Of course, Between Rothko and 3 Windows is so much more than a novella about an Italian immigrant in Canada. Pick it up if you’re looking for a book that: 
  • Brings the city of Toronto alive; makes you nod and sigh and smile at the places/faces you know
  • Spins the CanLit immigrant archetypes on their heads
  • Makes you laugh
  • Is written by a brilliant, original man who infuses poetry into everyday life
  • Muses on art, culture, racism, making a living at a dying newspaper, the pressure of community, of conforming, of family, fatherhood, health, aging… 
And never mind all that. If you just want to read a twisty-turny murder-mystery… THIS IS THAT BOOK TOO.

If Between Rothko and 3 Windows doesn’t win the Toronto Book Award, I will eat my hat.

For more on this novel, visit Quattro Books here.






Sunday, December 4, 2016

A little help from my friends

Anne made signs! How cute is she?

Unless you have connections, it's challenging to get the word out about a first novel. My publisher has been exceptional -- going above and beyond to get my novel noticed. But it's tough out there. Especially in the fall when I'm up against the biggest U.S. and UK books, and the Canadian prize winners. I've been trying a few things on my end. Tweeting, blogging, shaking hands, attending festivals, doing readings, etc. Some attempts have worked better than others. At a book party in September, for example, I worked up the nerve to initiate a conversation with a big name in Canadian publishing -- only to get shot down. It was a classic humiliation. He turned, gave me a "you are a Zero" stare, and promptly introduced me to the lonely expanse of the back of his plaid shirt.

So it's a grand understatement to say that I've been grateful for the support I have received. Whether it's posting book reviews online, showing up en masse for my book launch, buying more copies than they need, displaying copies at their desks, or writing letters of recommendation for my various pipe dreams, my friends and family have been behind me 100%.

A week ago, one of these supportive humans did a wonderfully generous thing: She threw a book party for me. It wasn’t a book club so much as a night with a bunch of smart, well-read women who value books, yes, but who value supporting each other even more.

I did a brief, nervous reading, answered some questions and sold a bunch of books! Then, as the party wrapped and I hoovered the crackers and hummus, us stragglers sat around and gabbed and drank and laughed. Oh! And I got to pet a dog!!

Thank you for opening your home to me and my novel, Anne. It was a perfect night. And thanks to all of my other friends, family and blog readers who've been supporting me and my little book. I'm lucky to have you. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Goodreads giveaway!



Want a free copy of my book, The Weather Inside? The Goodreads giveaway is live until December 7. Check out the link here and tell your friends! 







Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We've been incubating....


When I'm not writing book(s), watching Vanderpump Rules, snacking, or trolling you on Instagram, I'm writing screenplays. This year, I was lucky enough to take part in Women On Screen's incubator. To mark the end of the program, we're having a showcase on December 11. It'll be such fun; you should come if you can. Here's some more details...

2016 Web Series Incubator Final Showcase

This year, eight female-identifying screenwriters were chosen to take part in the incubator, developing their web series pilots with such exceptional mentors as Amy Cameron (Mary Kills People), Jessie Gabe (Mr. D), Samantha Wan (Second Jen), Stephanie Kaliner (Schitt's Creek), Melissa D'Agostino (Tactical Girls), Mackenzie Donaldson (Orphan Black), etc.

On Sunday, December 11th at The Garrison, come see live readings of excerpts from these pilots, performed by some of the most talented actors Toronto has to offer. Entry is PWYC (suggested donation of $10) and there will be complimentary snacks and a cash bar.


Even more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107670269720811/


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Q&A

I did a fun Q&A over on Rob McLennan's blog:

http://robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2016/11/12-or-20-second-series-questions-with_19.html

While you're there, have a look through the other "12 or 20 Q&As". It's quite the collection of interviews with Canadian writers -- great job, Rob! -- and I'm happy to be part of it.





Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mini book tour to Edmonton and Calgary

My publisher, Freehand Books, was kind enough to bring me out to Alberta for a mini book tour last week. I was too nervous/excited to take good photos, but every now and then I'd think to pull out my phone. Here's a few.

Google Maps abandoned me halfway through my sojourn into downtown Edmonton.
This little stretch of neon was a happy discovery.
This vegan lentil loaf was not an accident;
I'd been planning on eating it for a week, and it did not disappoint.
(The Blue Plate Diner in Edmonton)

Me outside of Audreys Books in Edmonton.
It's cozy and brimming with books and shelves and readers
-- everything you'd want a bookstore to be. 

Good turnout for the reading at Audreys Books!

My biggest regret? Only taking one photo at the Freehand Fall Bash in Calgary. 
I couldn't really sleep -- my hotel-room neighbours were very much in love --
so thank goodness for TLC. After watching Toddlers and Tiaras for three hours,
I feel like I understand how Trump won the election.

Monday, November 7, 2016

My first book review is out...

... and hallelujah it’s a good one. You can read the review here.

Question: Was I nervous to read this review?
Answer: I ate my lunch at 10:00 a.m.

To read the rest of my interview with myself about experiencing my first book review, click here.

In other news, if you're in Edmonton or Calgary, OMG me too! Freehand is holding two events this week -- on Wednesday and Thursday. I'll be there, and so will Clea Young and Ann Eriksson. More details about these event can be found here.







Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Jackson got an agent!

Woot! I love a success story, especially for a writer with a serious work ethic. Check out this post for details on how Jackson Bliss got his literary agent. I also recommend reading through old posts because his journey to Agent Land was a fascinating one. (He also wrote a post for this blog.) If you want to know why Jackson got an agent, it's pretty obvious when you read this.

Congratulations, Jackson. This is only the beginning...







Friday, October 28, 2016

#656,636

Because people keep asking me "how's your novel doing?" and I keep saying "uhhhhh..." I turned to the Internet for answers.

According to Amazon, my novel is #656,636 in "Books" and #29,879 in "Books > Literary." I was going to make myself feel better by referring to the shlock that made #1, but it's Secret Path by Gord Downie, so that idea got shut down pretty quick.

Speaking of Amazon, if you've read my book and liked it, it would be very kind if you could leave a review on the Amazon page. And Chapters. And maybe even Goodreads, if you use it.

Every little bit helps every little book.

Speaking of books, Rebecca Rosenblum's is available for pre-order!




Monday, October 24, 2016

Weather Reader #1



Introducing Jonathan Garcia Mainou. Filmmaker. Writer. Photographer. Stainless-steel appliance aficionado. White t-shirt model? Loyal friend.

You too can be part of my Weather Readers series! (Which I literally just made up. Like right now.) It's easy. Simply snap some photos of yourself reading my book and email them to emsaso1 at gmail.com. You'll get on the blog, get Internet famous* and get turned into a GIF! Thanks to Jon for inspiring this, and to Kailey Birk for the photos.



* not famous at all

Friday, October 21, 2016

An interloper at lunch

The author and her precious lanyard. 

My skin is breaking out, I keep slipping on wet leaves, and I bought a new pencil case... That must mean it's autumn! Which also means The International Festival of Authors is on! 

Many of my greatest book-related memories have happened at this festival (see here and here), so needless to say, I've long been dreaming about being a part of it. And holy crap of craps that's actually (sort of) happened! I picked up my lanyard yesterday, which gives me access to events and meals and things, including parties I would normally be asked to leave. I'm not featured in the main Toronto programme, but I get to do some behind-the-scenes stuff because of IFOA LitonTour, a spot I was lucky to get.


Yesterday was my first official Toronto event: lunch atop a tall waterfront hotel. The restaurant used to turn 360 degrees, apparently? Thankfully, the owners put a stop to that nonsense because my stomach was already summersaulting. After all, I'm still wholly unknown, unreviewed, overwhelmed and not even part of the programme! It was intimidating as f---.


Thank goodness for the kindness of the IFOA team, who made me feel like less of an interloper than I was. The other writers were fantastic too. I sat next to Lotte Hammer, a popular crime fiction writer from Denmark. She kept the whole table laughing, so if you get a chance to see her at IFOA on Sunday, I recommend it. The very cool/smart Kate Taylor, Globe & Mail columnist and novelist, sat across from me. Her new book sounds fascinating. She'll be reading from it next Friday if you're interested.


So yeah. It was nice. No one thought I was a zero. Everyone was cool and human. Lesson learned for next time? Don't panic, stupid; it's just lunch. 

Thanks to the IFOA for literally giving me a place at the table. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

49th Shelf

Sometimes I write about other writers who write. Especially when they write as brilliantly as Mark Sampson, Erin Bedford, Matt Cahill, Dani Couture and Amanda Leduc.

http://49thshelf.com/Blog/2016/10/17/Emily-Saso-Can-t-Miss-CanLit







Thursday, October 13, 2016

Are we there yet?

Last night a cozy crowd at the beautiful Midland Cultural Centre welcomed myself, Jowita Bydlowska and Jamie Tennant for IFOA's Lit on Tour event. Despite some butter tart-related controversy and me sweating through the seams of my faux-leather dress, I had a grand time!

Thanks to Jennifer Kerr for hosting us and feeding us. And a very special thanks to Rebecca Hallquist and Matt King from IFOA for not-a-once threatening to leave me on the side of the road.

Trouble.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Midland and mysteries

As part of Beyoncé's Formation World Tour, I'll be in Midland on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. Jowita Bydlowska (Drunk MomGuy), Jamie Tennant (The Captain of Kinnoull Hill) and I will be reading and maybe talking too? I'm not really sure. But it'll be something to do on a Thursday night! Come out! Tickets and info can be found here.

In other news, there was an embarrassing incident at the Eaton Centre Chapters/Indigo on Monday. I went in to casually position my novel onto more prominent shelves and roll around in the ten copies the Internet said were in stock... only to find that they weren't really. In the confusion, I:

A) Lied to three staff members about why I was there ("lots people are asking me where they can buy my novel and I work around here, so you guys will have, like, guaranteed sales...")
B) Smelled like The Olive Garden (raw garlic in my lunch) whilst lying
C) Sweated like a whore in church because of the lying and our unseasonably warm fall weather for which I was overdressed

After twenty minutes of searching, a very helpful assistant manager named Dave told me the books were MIA! But that he was on the case! So not to worry! Which of course led me to worry, which of course led me to Photoshop, and to this mess on Twitter....





(Click on this one.)



Great news! Dave made good! The box of ten books was finally found! So Eaton Centre shoplifters can now enjoy the fruits of my labours! And my Twitter idiocy has come to an abrupt end!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

It's a GIF!

In celebration of the one week anniversary of my book, I spent seven hours learning how to make this shitty GIF! (To be clear, the GIF is shitty but my friends and family featured in it are the absolute best.)



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Five, four, three, two, one... We have book launch (photos).

Thanks to everyone for coming out to my launch at Supermarket on Friday night! I genuinely felt all the love and support in the room, and I'll never forget it. And thanks to Anthony, Shane, Matt and Tas for sharing their photos. (If you're viewing on your mobile, check out this link.) More photos coming soon!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Too literal?


The launch party for my book is coming up soon: Friday, September 23 at Supermarket (268 Augusta Ave. | Toronto, Ontario). I hope you and all your rich friends can make it!

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and I'll be reading around 7:30 p.m. Books will be for sale via credit card only because our new Canadian money smells like maple syrup and so I can’t be trusted around it.

Special note: For bonus karma points, please wear/bring a white dress shirt, the kind with a collar, as per my book cover. It’s for a social media photo thingy. (Plus you look GREAT in white.) If you wear said shirt, you’ll be entered into a draw for a prize that I promise is not a dented copy of my book.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Put a bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird on it


Had a grand weekend shooting a pilot for a web series I wrote with some friends. As you've probably guessed from the photos from set, it's an introspective drama about love, loss, the indoctrination of the spirit, and the fragility of man.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

When you have the flu* and look like $#it but the first copy of your first novel arrives in the mail!


*Update: It is in fact strep fu**ing throat and I am six years old again wanting my mommy and a tiny mug of warm apple juice.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I Google myself, therefore I am

I Googled myself the other day and lo and behold, I got some good news: My sex tape is still undetected! Also, I discovered that I'm on the Most Anticipated Fall Fiction list over on the 49th Shelf blog. It was exciting to see my book up there in such good company. So good, in fact, that it cancelled out the clammy shame of the self-Google.

There's loads of brilliant books on this list, but a few in particular caught my eye. Strange Things Done sounds like a smart spine-tingler, which I'm very much in to these days. (Plus, the author, Elle Wild, is described as growing up "in a dark, rambling farmhouse in the wilds of Canada where there was nothing to do but read Edgar Allan Poe and watch PBS mysteries.") I'm fascinated by China, so Shenzheners by Xue Yiwei and translated by Darryl Sterk is also tops for me. If the reviews are any indication, Teardown by Clea Young (and my publisher Freehand Books) will indeed be "clever and imaginative, an absolutely addictive read." I'm endlessly intrigued by virtuosos and the inner lives of boys/men, which means Eric Beck Rubin's School of Velocity could be a winner for me, too. 

I'm going to have to re-prioritize my life just to fit in all these delicious fall reads. Let's see... Cancel three out of four television streaming services I subscribe to? Stop Googling myself? Give up the sex-tape lifestyle? Tough choices ahead.

By the way, if you want to pre-order my book The Weather Inside you can do that now direct from Freehand Books. Other options include going to your favourite local indie bookstore and asking for it, or giving them a call. You can also get it through the usual suspects like ChaptersAmazon and Barnes & Noble. For e-book readers, the link will be available on September 24 on Kobo, Kindle (Canada), iBooks, Google Play, All Lit Up and Broadview Press. 



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Explore Inside Emily, Saso

I'm on the 2016 Crazy for CanLit list, which is put together by the Giller Prize people. Hold your applause: every Canadian author published this year is on it. But I'm on a list, okay, which means I exist, my book exists. So I'm throwing roses and high-fiving myself and champagne is bursting out of bottles, etc.

When I heard about this list via my friend Erin, there was a confusing moment when I thought I had made the long list for the Giller Prize. It made no sense -- I knew this -- but my body still reacted as it does to good news. Sweaty forehead. A tingle up the spine. A "wait wait wait wait wait" rush. Fear.

Being on this list is nowhere close -- not even a little bit -- to being on the long list for the Giller Prize. But I am a capital everything IDIOT, and so I believed in the fantasy, I allowed myself that two-second rush. And then I wiped my forehead with my sleeve, and it was gone.

I don't understand Pinterest so I haven't a clue how one is supposed to interact with this list. Further confusing matters is the page that popped up when I clicked on my book:


I wouldn't recommend exploring "Inside Emily, Saso," but I would recommend checking out some of the books on this list. (And a big thanks to the Giller Prize people for including me.)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The sins of self-promotion

I confess: I am "BookNerd."

Looks like "Anon" is on to me.


Why did I recommend my own novel in the comment section of The Millions "Most Anticipated"?

Because, according to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 19,900 new books were published in 1996 in Canada. A staggering number that, with the ease of electronic publishing, I can only assume has grown even more staggering since.

It’s every writer for herself, people.

Is it unethical to comment anonymously on one's own book? Tough call. I actually do like my own book, so it's not like I'm steering people towards a crappy read. I'm not a journalist recommending a friend's novel in the media even though I know it stinks. I'm not trolling blogs and media outlets or hiring Russian spammers. I'm a writer publishing with a small press just trying to find my readers in a bloated marketplace.

I'm not wholly innocent, of course. I used a screen name on The Millions and, through the wonderfully ambiguous third-person tense, positioned myself more as a fan of my work instead of the author of. Is using a screen name a lie? Is using third-person? Is asking my friends to plug my book in the comments section in the Globe & Mail a lie? Probably, yes. But before you judge me, did you know that 19,900 new books were published in 1996 in Canada?

Self-promotion is awkward for me. Not because I'm humble -- ha! -- but because I judge others harshly for their missteps. I roll my eyes on the daily over authors' self-congratulatory tweets, retweets and worst of all the *retweets of retweets.*

I'd love to find a self-promotion strategy that feels comfortable but, as you probably figured out, leaving comments on book blogs ain't it. Not because I think it's unethical. But because doing so made me feel like an enormous twat.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Believer

My pal Alana Trumpy just got her first byline in The Believer, which is the coolest lit journal around. And not just that, but her interview subject is a pretty major get. AND the author drops in a "director's cut" treat too. I like The Believer for the same reason I like The Paris Review: the Q&A feels like a conversation. A smart one. The kind you'd have in Europe. Over a glass of barolo. With maybe a nice piece of fish. Or huddled in a medieval fireplace with a hitchhike poet smoking Gitane blondes.

As a writer, this type of interview is basically the dream. To be asked intelligent questions by a person who's given your work a deep read, and even deeper thought. It doesn't get much better than that.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Book club fail


Thanks to Alana for putting me on to this show, Baroness von Sketch. It is comedy perfection.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Seven Stages of _____ Prize Disappointment*

(*The role of Emily Saso will be played by Emily Saso's adorable niece Quinn.)



Stage 1: Unbridled excitement
Yay! The novel I ordered is here! I'm so excited! It won the 2016 _____ Prize so I know I'm going to love it more than I've loved anything ever! Yay!





Stage 2: Premature super-fandom
The first chapter is AHmazing! I totally get why it won the 2016 ____ Prize! I'm going to tweet and Instagram and blog and Facebook about it even though I have 300 pages left to go and so much could go wrong! Wheee! 





Stage 3: Denial 
I'm 50 pages in! It's taking me longer than it should because I keep thinking about the butter tart I hid in the fridge and so I have to re-read each line! Does that mean the novel is boring? Impossible! It won the 2016 ____ Prize! It's perfection! Maybe if I eat the butter tart I'll be able to focus? My face hurts from smiling so hard, though, so I don't think I can chew... Oh well! Boooook!





Stage 4: Losing faith, but clinging to hope 
Um, excuse me for a minute, but where's the plot? This is mostly a character slinging his emotions about. Maybe plot will come into play soon? It has to. It won the mother-f---ing 2016 ____ Prize, yo! Keep reading keep reading...





Stage 5: Utter disbelief
There's no plot? Like, at all? So the whole book is just these three narrators with three different perspectives on the same non-event event? WTF?





Stage 6: All-consuming rage
You're kidding me! That's it? This horribly unsatisfying ending that raises more questions than it answers? %$%$*($()ing ####! How the hell am I going to talk about this book with my smart friends? I have NO IDEA what this ending means! And where is that goddamn butter tart?!





Stage 7: Recidivism 
But it's all okay because the winner of the 2015 _____ Prize just arrived! Yay!




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The tiny humiliations of the copy edit


I finished the copy edit for my book on the weekend. Yippee! My copy editor was very professional and therefore didn't laugh at me or hurl insults. But if I was (were?) her, catching the kinds of mistakes that she caught, I don't think I could be quite so kind. If our roles were reversed, here's what my markups would look like...

1) Hey, Einstein! No one has yet to crack the space/time continuum! Until she/he does, sensical timelines actually matter!

2) An en-dash can be used in place of a hyphen in a compound adjective when one of its elements consists of an open compound or when both elements consist of hyphenated compounds. PS — no one in your life will give two sh*ts about this except for you. So STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.

3) There is a country called “Eritrea” in Africa. There is a town in Euboea, Greece, called “Eretria.” You are ignorant of both.

4) Characters who are sitting down cannot perform functions such as running or reaching for things on top shelves. STAND THEM UP, dum dum.

5) Ahem. It’s “lightning” not ”lightening.” And by the way -- your book has the word “Weather” in the title, so that’s not embarrassing at all.

6) Hey, Scottie! No one has yet to invent a teleportation device! Until she/he does, it takes eight hours to ride the bus from Toronto to New York City, not two!

7) "Smart" apostrophes and quotes are a thing, okay? Smart authors are too. Too bad you're not one of them...

8) If a character is feeling a powerful emotion, maybe describe the actual feeling? You know, instead of only writing "she feels"? Just an idea...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I would do any-thing for book, but I. Won't. Do. That.


I've learned some hard lessons since I started writing fiction 13 years ago. There's too many to list without a psychiatrist on call, so here's the truncated version. I'm calling it "The 10 Writerly Thingys I Will Never Do Again."

This list is for my personal writing life; it's not a judgement on others'. I've done these thingys already, to some degree, and I am therefore sick of doing them. But this doesn't mean I'll judge you for doing them. I've just been-there-done-that in my own writing. Okay? Still friends? Good. Now let's talk about me.

I will never again…

1) Write a story with a narrator/main character who is a writer, author, aspiring writer/author. Gross/tired/enough already.
2) Ask other novelists to write guest posts for my blog. Writers are busy people! They're raising kids and writing their own blogs and working full-time and -- oh yeah -- writing novels.
3) Write about cancer. Cancer stinks. I don’t want to give it more publicity. (I will also never again write about anorexia, cutting, etc. for several reasons, one of which is Hanya Yanagihara, the other which is kind of a funny story)
4) Post incessantly about my second book. I think I’ve pretty much covered it all here. Maybe there will be some sophomore learnings, but buy me a drink and we'll chat about it. Even though I love this blog and it's partly responsible for my book being published, I sometimes think it's way cooler to be a mystery.
5) Get an agent who isn’t connected to TV writing in some way. I’ve got goals, baby.
6) Attend a writing workshop as an act of procrastination. I will, however, wrestle you to the ground if you try to stop me from making Kardashian-related videos.
7) Write a book in first-person present. Although I adore this POV, it was almost the death of me
8) Overuse the word “that.” My editor Rosemary Nixon has tried to cure me of this disease, for which I am grateful.
9) Employ the word "whilst." Confession: I've actually never used "whilst," but I'm reading a novel -- contemporary, child narrator, set in a forest -- and the writer uses "whilst" exclusively instead of "while" and it's pissing me off so much that I needed to tell someone.
10) Whine about how hard it is to be a writer when I am stupidly lucky to have found my passion and to have the resources (time, education, personal security) to be able to go for it.

*PS: I may break these rules -- especially #10 -- so let's never speak of them again.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Podcast!



I came across an excellent podcast on literary editing the other day -- yes, even more helpful than Khloe Kardashian's wise musings. It's from the people behind the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) who are running that massive conference in LA right now. Like RIGHT NOW. My friend Alana is there and I am so very sad that I can't be too. (Alana you better bring me back like a tote bag or a pencil or something...)

Featuring an impressive panel of editors and the writers who love them (but may have hated them at the time), the podcast is a helpful heads-up for first-time authors who are as clueless as I was going into the publishing house substantive editing process. (Which is a marvellous, mind-expanding, exhausting, wildly educative process, btw.) Check it out here.

I'm super multimedia these days, no?

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Book Kediting

I finished my manuscript edit today! To celebrate, I ate my feelings and sobbed on the floor to the new Pete Yorn album! 

I was going to write a thoughtful blog post about my experience editing this novel, but then I watched a bunch of reality TV and realized that Khloe Kardashian had pretty much summed it up... 




If you can't see this video on your mobile device, try this link instead.

You can buy Khloe's book here! (Please don't sue me.)

Thursday, March 3, 2016



The sweat.


The failure.


The posture.


The pain.


The doubt.


The love.


The faith.


The snacks.


The Starbucks.


The tat.


The cups.


The company.


The happiness.


The snacks!!


The pain.


The sweat.


The cover.