Sara June 1, 2021 0 Comments

Since finishing Jenny Odell’s fascinating book, HOW TO DO NOTHING: RESISTING THE ATTENTION ECONOMY, I’ve spotted a red-bellied woodpecker (twice) on our backyard birdfeeder, identified that curious grey-capped hopper foraging in the rose

Sara April 21, 2021 0 Comments

Exciting writing news today! My story "Blazing Stars" (a reimagining of "The Little Mermaid") will be published this August in the anthology Water: Selkies, Sirens, and Sea Monsters, edited by Rhonda Parrish. Just

Sara December 15, 2020 0 Comments

I write every day.* Like Cal Newport and Neil Gaiman, I don't believe in writer's block. Either I'm writing or I'm not writing, and mostly, I'm writing. Writing is not a natural state.

Sara November 12, 2020 0 Comments

How many drafts of a story, or essay, or book, do you write before it feels “done”? Ten, twenty, fifty, one-hundred story drafts? More? I used to think it made the most sense,

Sara October 22, 2020 0 Comments

Social media took more away from my life than it gave back, so I quit. 2020 has been a strange year, to say the least. I started out January hopeful and excited: my