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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, and several other journals. I have essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. In December of 2016, The Mondegreen nominated my story "Santa Lucia" for a Pushcart Prize. I've written a novel entitled Purple Loosestrife and a novel entitled Hoping It Might Be So, both of which I am submitting to agents and publishers. I'm working on a novel called Dark and Bright as well as a book called Violets Are Blue: Essays About My Bipolar Life. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

These Are Not New Year's Resolutions!

There are things I want to do in 2014, but I dislike calling them resolutions. All too often, resolutions don't seem to get finished. But I want to finish what I plan to do.

First off, I have to continue to send out my novel to agents and publishers much more frequently.

Second, I want to continue writing and publishing short stories.

Third, I want to continue work on my memoir, which is slow going, but worth it.

Fourth, I want to get myself into great physical shape. This doesn't really have to do with writing directly, but indirectly, it has an effect. The endorphins I get from exercise help me with the energy I need to submit and write. Plus, I've just gotten out of shape and that isn't healthy, so I have to make changes. Just today, I joined Planet Fitness and worked out. I discovered just how far I have to go, but I'm going to keep forging ahead. It's so good for my body as well as my mind, especially my bipolar mind.

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