A blog dedicated to the musings of my 5 year old

..and other stuff

What’s it like? To be an author… ~ Video2

What’s it like? To be an author… Today I posted a video on Facebook responding to the question I’m asked most often: what’s it like, writing all day? What’s the creative process like? Interestingly enough it’s the same question I’ve most often asked of my fellow authors, as I’m always curious about everyone else’s process. ... Read More »

My Experience with Dragons, Depression, and Savory Pumpkin Pie

~ A More Serious Blog Post A few years ago I introduced my husband to American pumpkin pie, and he taught me two things – that in New Zealand cooked pumpkin is traditionally a savory meal, and that the word ‘savory’ is the opposite of sweet. Although I thought it was weird that this Kiwi ... Read More »

Getting Comfortable with Criticism ~ Video1

It’s quickly become tradition for authors and performers to forgo a box of chocolates or tub of ice cream in favor of addressing their bad reviews online (you can always consume the box of chocolates – and wine – after). It’s all in good fun anyway. This exercise helps to evict those demons (those negative voices!) ... Read More »

Mistaken Identity

My daughter and I were in a hurry at a crowded Target, so we made a beeline to an empty register. The cashier looked at me and shouted, “Wait! Oh my God, are you THE Sarah Jessica Parker?!” It became quiet for a second; all around us heads turned. My mind flooded with opinions on Sarah ... Read More »

Writing history for kids

This is adorable! I just received about 40+ letters in the mail, from Isa’s elementary school, thanking me for a local history presentation. Some of my favorites: “Thank you for teaching us that before The Habit Burger and before Safeway, there used to be natives and grass. I’m glad California once had water. It’s interesting that ... Read More »

Q & A with Bekkah Rae

Bekkah Rae: Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads Book Reviewer Where did you get your information or ideas for your book? I followed in the footsteps of most writers and wrote about what I knew. Most of the story is taken from my own life experience – it’s autobiographical in nature – and then woven together to ... Read More »

STAR WARS is My Favorite Rom-Com

Mindy Kaling once said that romantic comedies are like a subgenre of science fiction, in which there are implausible characters who inhabit a world that “operates according to different rules” than ours. In Kaling’s eyes there wasn’t much difference between Ripley from “Alien” and Katherine Heigl from her latest rom-com. So it shouldn’t have surprised ... Read More »

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Has anyone ever given you their opinion on what should and should not be posted on FB? Their personalized list of the Top 10 Things that irritate them? It’s enough to keep you awake at night, as you launch your brand, your name, out into the world as an “indie Author.” But one of the ... Read More »

About Me

Hi there! Welcome to What She Did Today, a blog originally dedicated to the musings of my 3 year-old (who then turned 4 and 5 and 6 and so on…). Year by year I incorporated personal memos, travel diaries, photo favorites, and missives about local events. These days I focus on Bay Area day trips, ... Read More »