Wild Mind

thoughts of a chaotic soul


319 words. A 2 minute read.

My name is Nicole. I write code for a living. I write fiction for fun. 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 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.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Keybase. I’m not a prolific or even steady user. Best place for updates? Right here on this site.

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.