what I’m doing now

What I’m working on and doing now, updated in January 2024. (This page is inspired by Derek Sivers.)

new family members

It’s been a surprisingly cool winter here in central Florida. While I’ve been trying to take my morning 3-mile walks every day, I’m also drawn to the heated blanket—which we ostensibly got for our cat, but also has enough room for me and my laptop.

My husband and I are also adopting two new kittens from a foster agency. That’s also for our tuxedo cat, so she can have playmates, but also to add even more fun, joy, and chaos to our lives.

finishing the first draft of my book

I’ve been working on a book about reality TV since the mid-2000s.

It’s evolved into memoir that’s part cultural criticism, part literary journalism, following me as I get off my couch and go behind-the-scenes of the reality TV shows that shaped me—and our world.

Last year, I figured out the book’s designing principle, a phrase I learned from Leigh Stein: I’m organizing it by reality TV show, which seems obvious but wasn’t for a long time!

Now I’m in the home stretch of the first draft. The first third has been revised to the point of being pretty much done, but the second two thirds will need revision. But first: I finish the draft!

growing reality blurred

Every week, I publish reviews, recaps, reporting, and other types of writing that don’t start with the letter R.

I created an LLC two years ago, in part to help me expand what I can do with reality blurred, and am currently thinking about ways to add other voices—and, of course, pay them for their work!

This year, I’ve partnered with Best Evidence, the preeminent true-crime publication, so their coverage is now part of reality blurred. That’s given me a chance to get my hands back into code, and work with two incredibly talented and terrific people. I’m thrilled!

I’m also looking for reality blurred’s first interns!