The Beginning of Everythi–sorry, apparently I’ve already used that title

I know, I know. I’m practically the last person on the planet to start a blog. But here it is anyway, peering up at you from the front page of my website. A blog.

And you’re probably peering back, thinking

Except, in your mind, it isn’t a movie quote. It’s a movie quote as metaphor for my utter lack of originality.

Which is perfect, because people who mentally GIF movie quotes as metaphors are exactly who should be reading this blog!

Want recommendations of my top surrealist party games? Coming right up. A roundup of the best leather jackets for secretly cosplaying as Neil Gaiman? Check. A video tutorial of a crown braid that actually works, unlike every other hair tutorial that has made me want to scream after wasting ten minutes watching? I’ll do that too. Plus book recommendations, and weekend guides, and photos of the ridiculous outfits I wear on writing deadline, and updates on my wedding, and an emergency guide to caring for unwanted houseplants, in case you accidentally throw a housewarming party and people bring you orchids instead of wine. Plus, I should probably let you know when I have a book or a movie coming out, so let’s do that, too. It’ll be a glorious, hilarious mess. Just like my makeup drawer. Or my dinner parties.

God, I really have no business keeping a blog. But then, plenty of people do things they’re woefully unqualified for. It’s very America 2017. Also, since we’re here, be sure to sign up for the newsletter on the side of this page, which will be sent out, um, eventually?