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.