Tag: Writing

  • Making it Work While You’re Mostly Working for Free

    I’m waiting on the phone to ring to find out about a project I pitched yesterday while simultaneously scheduling a pitch meeting around another pitch meeting I already have set, one that is effectively killing my original plans to attend a friend’s wedding, which leads me to answering an excellent question about money with a…

  • Eyes on the Prize

    Eyes on the Prize

    I did it to myself, but it has happened and is happening, right now. I have a manuscript and a pilot script due on the same day. That day is quickly approaching.

  • Writing Elsewhere: Hello Giggles

    Writing Elsewhere: Hello Giggles

    Have you heard about Hello Giggles? It’s the brand-new brainchild of impressive (and funny) ladies Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi, and Molly McAleer. Hello Giggles is all about daily, girl-friendly content. In other words, the site feels like drinking a Diet Coke while listening to your favorite jam. I’m flattered they’ve asked me to be a…

  • free for you

    free for you

    This week has been an ass-kicker. A “no” on a job I wanted (that happened at the exact same time we got rear-ended on the highway), another no, another no, Oprah ending, a plumbing clog that has caused septic nightmares coming from inside the house. And since methane gas inside the house isn’t enough, a…

  • The Magical Vulva of Opportunity

    I read Tina Fey’s Bossypants over the weekend, because as a lady who writes comedy it is some kind of law. They sent something to my house; it was very official. And because I’m a lady who writes comedy who also likes extra credit, I went to see Tina speak with Steve Martin last week, where…

  • Come See Me! — Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2011

    Attention all Southland book-nerds and stalkers, this is your warning that I will be in public, answering questions and dorking out on the lovely USC campus, Saturday, April 30th for a discussion and book signing.

  • OED! OMG!!

    It is surprising you didn’t get a phone call at around 11:30pm my time last night, as I wanted to call every single person in the world after I read the following email:

  • Putting Me Out There

    In case you were coming here looking for a collection of my Valentines Day Poems: The best place to go is here. As you read this, Glark is hard at work, tirelessly attempting to wrangle the beast that is pamie.com into something that can reload with dignity. After looking through thirteen years of file dumping, he has…

  • AFF — A fat fatty when you come back from Austin. Please Send Salt Lick I Want More Food.

    I went to Austin for five days and gained four pounds. This is why I can’t live there anymore.

  • On the Neon, Neon Side of Town.

    On the Neon, Neon Side of Town.

    So the last time I had a chance to update I was in Athens, GA, closing out the book tour for Going in Circles. The book reading was a complete blast. The place was packed with both pamie.com (well, TelevisionWithoutPity.com) fans and derby girls, and it was one of those events that makes me miss…