January 3, 2013
I have temporarily given up on trying to get better at short stories. Just trying to get out a first draft of my first novel, which is inspired (but not based on) a road trip that my dog and I took together in 2010-2011. The three main characters are nothing like me, though, and there is a cat in place of my dog, and it's really not going to resemble my journey very much at all.
I moved to the East Bay in mid-2011 and spend mornings writing, afternoons as a nanny. Currently obsessed with French history and finishing my novel by 2014. I also like good food, bourbon, walking my dog, watching planes land and Yahtzee.
So far, so good.