About This Little Ol' Site

...and me too

Well, hello! How are you? Won’t you please come in?

My name is Nicole. I write code for a living. I write fiction for fun. Currently, I’m employed as a VP of Development (a robust, rotund title that belies what I actually do, which is making sure the development room runs smoothly, a task that often needs no direction) at a small, digital agency in Boston. Previously, I was one of the first engineering hires at Aereo. I live close to Boston and am a New Englander by birth. Given my druthers (don’t you love that phrase?!), I’d rather be in the mountains of Colorado or Montana working on a horse or cattle ranch. But that’s not my life at this point. I live in a tiny, white cottage built in the late forties, early fifties with an elderly, smelly, lovely rescue pug named Pugsy. And no, I didn’t name him.

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 living.

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 Stories 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.

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

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