Monica is a Women’s Fiction writer, mom to two boys, shameless Carolina fan, and voracious reader. After 13 years in public and media relations, she traded in press releases for the imaginary lives of her characters. When she’s not at the computer, you can find her on a local walking trail, playing games with her family, or enjoying a good book on her front porch swing.
As I type this, we are having our house power washed. It feels like I’m inside a car wash while sitting at my desk. I don’t hate it. Power washing a home must be an inordinately satisfying job. You arrive and the walkway is darkened with years of baked in dirt. The fascia is dull.Continue reading “How Drafting and Revising Feel Different: The Clean House Edition”
It has been a long two years. Full stop. But Sunday, life felt a little sweeter again. My husband and I finally went back to the theater for a live show. I was so excited I even put on lipstick despite the fact that no one would see it behind my required mask. The showContinue reading “Hadestown and the Holderness Family: Love Stories and Anxiety”
Creativity is a muscle. One that requires practice and even discipline. My husband, in an effort to comfort me on a hard day of writing (or rather non-writing), tried to let me off the hook recently by telling me not to worry about a stuck day. “You can’t force inspiration.” Maybe. BUT… I have kidsContinue reading “Setting the Mood: Writer Walk-Up Songs”