Author Archives: Kelly

Being good, being great, and a slight overdose on writing process geekery

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking and talking with folks about writing and process. Earlier this week I had a write-in with a friend of mine who’s working on a non-fiction book. We talked about the differences between our … Continue reading

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Thoughts like lead balloons

So I’ve been working on a book this year. By this point I was hoping to be mostly done with the revision draft, with the goal of getting to the end of it by July.  That’s not even close to … Continue reading

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More than you ever needed to know about my smoking habits

I love smoking.  I used to hate it. My dad would chain smoke More Menthols in our small, two-bedroom apartment when I was growing up. He’d have a cigarette hanging out of his mouth when he was cooking, or folding … Continue reading

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A Long Exhale

I started seeing a therapist recently. For lots of different reasons. I’d been putting off doing this for years, telling myself that I was fine, or I would be. I’ve always considered myself a pretty self-aware person. I had ideas … Continue reading

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That time that Kelly lost her mind for four minutes and fifty one seconds

I wanted to share something funny that happened the other day, which will require a little bit of background: Relevant datapoint the first: I went to a four day long Burning Man decom festival (Youtopia) this past weekend, and as … Continue reading

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Texas and an Imaginary Tower

First off is news: My latest story, “The Tower” is now up at the Journal of Unlikely Architecture! I’m fond of this story – the idea for it came one afternoon from my friend Tucker on Twitter one slow afternoon at … Continue reading

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Why I Run

[Warning: contains lots of fitness and weight-related things] For any of you who might follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed the daily exchanges with Elizabeth Bear, Fran Wilde and Sarah Goslee (and also occasionally Kyle Cassidy) about exercise-related … Continue reading

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Artistic Mania – or How to Make a Movie in a Weekend

I love deadlines. I really do. A while back, my friend April decided that for her birthday this year, she wanted to bring together everyone she knew to help her make a movie for the 48 Hour Film Project. I, … Continue reading

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It’s Like Slapping Yourself in the Face

I’m home again, for now, and I’m laid up for the night with a tweaked back again, so it feels like a good time to write up some general life updates (in chronological order): I moved! I hate moving. I’ve … Continue reading

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Nothing’s Measured By What It Needs

Since my last post, I’ve been taking time, entire days on occasion, to think; about what it is  I want, what I need, who I am, who I’ve been, who I want to be. Today’s been one of those days. … Continue reading

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