About

Well, hello there.

avatar That’s me there. The lovely and talented Lilly drew it (don’t you just adore her style? She also did the logo up above). My name is Selene and I am a fumbling, chaotic, almost writer.

Wild mind…it is the state of mine. 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 haven’t written in many years but I still 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 blog is where I give free reign to the chaos. It is where I allow my imagination to run free. It is where I kill the editor and give up the reins.

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 cottage with an elderly, smelly pug (he’s fifteen!). I work in tech as a VP of Development; I still code though, probably more than I should. I turn forty this year (2018); this both scares me and excites me.

Wild Mind is fulfilling a promise I made myself at the beginning of 2018. One year of writing 750 words every day, no matter the circumstances, no matter the excuses. I can’t promise any sort of continuity or cohesion. But, I can promise rawness, consistency, and a lot of swearing along the way (I’m probably NSFW).

Disclaimer: All posts under the “Fiction” category 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.