Well, hello there.

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.avatar

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).

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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.