Category: Work

Advice & Tips, Work March 28, 2017

How did you become a writer? I’ve always been a writer—a dabbler, a periodic poster, an infrequently paid contributor—but how did I become a real, live, published author of two books? Well, after I quit my job as a book editor at Simon & Schuster, I had an idea, drafted a proposal, showed it to a literary […]

Get Your Shit Together, Life-hacks, Money, Work December 27, 2016

Focusing on what I hated about my life was the best motivation. There are many gurus out there for whom the word “aspirational” is a real turn-on. These folks want you to be the best version of yourself, work the hardest, and reap the most reward. And that’s all fine and dandy (I’m looking at […]

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, Work December 29, 2015

[THE ANSWER: TO BE A WRITER] Lately I can’t seem to escape Eddie Redmayne. Ever since he won that Oscar for The Theory of Everything he’s been all over my People magazines being utterly charming and humble. And now everywhere I turn I see The Danish Girl, which many are predicting as his next Academy Award-winning role. This also means […]

Motivation, Self-care, Work June 10, 2015

Today was my last day as a senior editor at a major publishing company, a little over five years after starting in this particular job and fifteen years into a career I once thought I wanted more than anything else. As it turns out, what I really want more than anything else is to be […]