First, some more questions: Do you like essays? Fiction? Poetry? General musings from writers?

If the answer is yes to any of those… well, that’s what vibe with me is, so it looks like you found a good one. Happy to have you here!

I’m Nicole and I’ve been writing since, well, I guess the first time I picked up a crayon. Or pencil. Look, I’m old now and I can’t really remember, I just know it’s been a really, really long time.

I’ve been “blogging” on and off for years (the real ones know it all started with Livejournal back in the day: sorry that has been erased from the internet, but also, whew!). At some point, I… stopped. I kept my writing close. Hidden in stacks of notebooks and folders and binders that litter my home office. No real reason for doing so, other than writing is a solitary practice and it’s easier to just… keep it quiet.

I’ve finally decided that needs to change. It’s a new season! As I prepare to publish my first novel, I figure it’s time to get back in the swing of putting my words online again. Read them, or don’t, I’m putting my work out there for myself mostly, but also to share with the world again. Scary AF, but I know it’s good for me and my growth as a writer.

So, why did you switch to Substack?

In this (seemingly never-ending) hellscape, AKA life in the [two-thousand] twenties, I’m seeking to share more good vibes... and to come out from under the rock I’ve been hiding under as a writer and share my words with the world. Sounds like a decent time, right?

Another big reason for coming to this platform is the discoverability and community. I dig reading writing by others and have enjoyed how easy it is to find the writers I already know, but also discover those with whom I’m unfamiliar. With the launch of the Notes feature, it’s become even easier to connect and share work across the platform. It’s a great environment for that and I’m enjoying it a lot so far!

Tell me more, Nicole!

My current vibe is to hit your inbox every Tuesday.

On a [pretty] regular weekly cadence, you’ll get essays and pieces of poetry and/or fiction.

Sometimes I’ll post some additional content or share a round-up of stuff I find interesting online. We’ll see!

Want to support my writing?

Upgrade to a paid membership! I’ll run some specials from time to time, so just keep an eye out for those. If I’m running one, you’ll know about it!

Alright. That’s it. So… you should totally subscribe. You know you want to. Come on. It’ll be fun.

Let’s vibe! ✌️

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Currently, I plan to publish weekly on Tuesdays, but sometimes I’ll take a week or two off for my mental health. Periodically, I’ll evaluate the best day to post and if that changes, it will be updated here.

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Essays • Fiction • Poetry • Good Vibes


nicole mathew

writer & melomaniac. here to share words and good vibes.