Wild Mind

thoughts of a chaotic soul


My name is Nicole. I write code for a living. I write fiction for fun. Currently, I’m the CTO of The Financial Gym in New York City. In the past, I was VP of Development at Liberty Concepts (a digital media and strategy agency in Boston, MA), and before that, I was one of the first software engineering hires at Aereo. I am a New Englander by birth and currently live in NYC but given my druthers (don’t you just love that phrase?!), I’d rather be in the mountains of Colorado or Montana working on a horse or cattle ranch.

Illustration of me, Nicole
That’s me there. The lovely and talented Lilly drew it (don’t you just adore her style?).

A wild mind. My mind is wild, for sure. I bounce off in a thousand directions at once, running down a sinewy strand of thought only to stop mid-stride, look up, and think, This isn’t what I’m supposed to do. This isn’t what I want. Is it?

The name of this site is taken from Natalie Goldberg’s wonderful book—my writing bible—called Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life. I read that book once a year or so. It’s my handbook for writing. And, if I’m being honest, it’s not a bad handbook for life.

I am of two minds: that of logic and structure and deliberateness and one of chaos and emotion and come-what-may. This site is where I give free rein to both. It is where I allow my imagination to run free. It is where I kill the editor and give up the reins. It is my playground.

Disclaimer: All posts under Fiction are works of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.