Hello there. 🤗 Welcome to vibe with me — a little space on Substack that showcases my random musings (essays and reflections), fiction endeavors, and bit of poetry. I’m thrilled you’re here to vibe with me and my writing!
So, let me introduce myself. 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, but 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 (but also, thankfully) that has been erased from the internet). 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 was easier to just… keep it quiet.
In late 2022, I decided that needed to change. 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 am not going to tell you what to do! I’m selfishly doing this for me. So if you’re reading, thank you!! I felt a strong desire to share my work with the world again, which can be scary AF. That said, I know it’s good for me and my growth as a writer.
Another solid reason for publishing my work to this platform is the discoverability and community vibe. I dig discovering new (to me) writers and like how easy it is to find the writers I already know and love. And now, with the Notes feature, it’s become even easier to connect, read, and share our work across the platform. I’m high-key obsessed. It’s way better than scrolling Instagram for hours a week, that’s for sure.
Tell me more, Nicole!
My current vibe is to hit your inbox every Tuesday.1 On a [pretty] regular weekly cadence, you’ll get essays and pieces of poetry and/or fiction.
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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