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Good and Nasty

Why be good when you can be... NASTY?


I don't know about you, but I absolutely can. Not. Wait. To see Kate McKinnon play Nasty Woman on Saturday Night Live tomorrow.

One of my favorite poems by Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese," begins, "You do not have to be good." Decades after publication, it's still such a powerful statement by and for women.



Girls just wanna have basic human rights and freedoms.


I do want to be good--my kind of good. I'm not interested in some gross old dude's definition of "good." Or "bigly" or anything else.

I want to be a good novelist of literature for Nasty Women, just like Jennifer Weiner of Good in Bed fame.

I want to be good at moving my body like this sick contortionist bellydancer I just found on the internet. (Goals!)





But OK, that's a total fantasy--like my manuscript, The Grove of Thorismud, which is ALMOST FINISHED and has grown to nearly the same size as its previous manifestation five months ago--117,000 good and nasty words.

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