I won a bronze in the “Best sports story” category at the MPC awards for my roller derby story.
Read my last story for Milwaukee Mag: Come With Us, Please
As of April 7, I will be a reporter/associate editor at Internet Retailer, a media outlet covering all things e-commerce.
I wrote about Kate Funk back in April after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a cat calendar. In true internet style, she raised more than $20,000 more than she asked for. Go figure. For our August issue, I interviewed Kate again. This time, I got to meet the cat as well.
Where did you and AC meet?
Hear me discuss my roller derby story in the May 2013 issue
We shut down a bridge Downtown Milwaukee for a photo shoot. Check out the sneak peek and check back for the whole story.
Last month, I decided to start an undertaking that most people would consider ridiculous: writing a 50,000-word novel in one month. So, with thousands of other crazy people, I committed myself to writing 1666.66 words a day for 30 days. This challenge is known as NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.
November is over, and I have something resembling a novel. (No, you can’t read it.) I didn’t write 1666.66 words every day. Some days I wrote nothing at all, and other days I would crank out 5,000 words.
The key to actually finishing the novel — or at least what all the pep talks told me — is to not edit, to just write. So that’s what I did. Even though I write thousands of words a day at work, coming home and writing for pure creativity was relaxing and, honestly, a lot of fun.
I can’t say I’ll do anything with the finished novel; I might not even read it again. But the experience reaffirmed my love of writing.