My name is Kris, and I live with suicidal ideation.

I remember the first time I experienced suicidal ideation. It was my sophomore year of college, during my first depressive episode. I was sitting in my apartment, alone. I’m fairly certain it was a Friday night. It had been a rough day, though I don’t know the specifics. Every day that year was rough. I […]

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Writing Update 2019 Q2

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a writing update, and quite a bit has happened. So I’m definitely overdue. Feathers Sharp as Knives – After finishing the first draft in record time (for me), I sent it off to alpha readers for large-scale critique. Once I got those back, I started my second draft […]

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Breast is Best, Except When It’s Not

As I mentioned in my last post, I had my baby, Bean (not his actual name), on April 2nd. With my first two babies, I was induced with pitocin and had an epidural. I had great experiences both times, but this time I wanted to try having him without any medical interventions. Thanks to my […]

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Storymakers 2019

On Saturday, I attended the Storymakers Conference in Provo, Utah. I saw friends, went to classes, and this happened: It. Was. Amazing. But let me backtrack a bit. Because, as with all things, there’s a story behind this. Remember how I had a baby a little over a month ago? (Oh yeah, I haven’t posted […]

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2019: Let’s Do This

We survived the holidays. Whew. Don’t get me wrong–I love the holidays. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year, and I will never tire of its magic. But it’s also exhausting. Especially when you’re pregnant, as I learned this year. I put off any concerns that can wait until after Christmas. Like blogging. And […]

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I Finished!

Yesterday, I wrote the best two words in my manuscript. Yes, I finished my rough draft! I’m not elated, like I’ve been with previous completed drafts, but I’m extremely satisfied and dang proud of myself. This is truly a rough draft and I have a lot of work ahead of me. But, y’all, I wrote […]

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When You’ve Been Writing for a Decade and Still Aren’t Published

On September 12, 2008, I moved to Colorado. About a week later, my husband flew to Florida for a business trip, and since I didn’t have a job yet, I decided to visit my sister in Atlanta. While there, I had a dream that was basically Iliad fanfiction. I told my sister about it the […]

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