Newsletter project: Exploring my old writing with a memoir lens

Hello, I wanted to update this here website with my current endeavor! I have been sending out newsletters on my Substack (Revue is being shuttered) and I’ve started a new project on it and my Patreon. I’m digging up some old writing that I wouldn’t publish elsewhere, starting with poems, and displaying them with memoir-likeContinue reading “Newsletter project: Exploring my old writing with a memoir lens”

Am I still a book blogger? Introducing the Human Connection Project!

Time for a Change So…I haven’t been on here much this, at least outside of my drafts and notes. I thought when I stopped teaching it would be easier to go back, but in fact, it was hard. I’m doing a lot better and have been able to focus on reading more, but I haveContinue reading “Am I still a book blogger? Introducing the Human Connection Project!”

TRIUMPHANT RETURN: Plans and the Dilemma of What to Share

(This post was originally published on April 4th. I made the mistake of reverting it to a draft and had to republish.) So…long time, no see. In fairness, I’ve been working on various things behind the scenes lately and reading (you can always follow me on Goodreads, though I’ve been trying to use StoryGraph moreContinue reading “TRIUMPHANT RETURN: Plans and the Dilemma of What to Share”

I’m being published! And you can preorder!

I don’t think I’ve properly mentioned this in its own post, but I am going to be published for the first time! A short story of mine, “Entrances and Exits,” was a winner for the 2017 Young Author Challenge by Harmony Ink Press, and will be published with the other winners in an anthology ofContinue reading “I’m being published! And you can preorder!”

Approaching Art vs. Approaching Academics

As I wrote about previously, I’ve had the fortune of taking part in a little writing workshop, which is ended this week. I’ve come away with a lot of thoughts and feelings, but I want to focus on one for now: the different mindsets with which I approached writing (art) versus how I approached schoolContinue reading “Approaching Art vs. Approaching Academics”

Writing Workshop: Week 1

This past week, I started a three-nights a week, two-week workshop. It’s a small, local thing paid for by a grant and partially taught from a teacher from my high school. I’m so glad I had this opportunity–especially after my first experience. I haven’t done workshops or even a real creative writing course before (weContinue reading “Writing Workshop: Week 1”

The Habit I Need to Kick to Write

I’m rounding third base on a novel right now, which I have spoken about before. It still feels very much piecemeal, as my ideas of it have changed over time, and I’ll need to edit a lot to make it coherent. Several times I stepped away and worked on different projects. This sometimes happened becauseContinue reading “The Habit I Need to Kick to Write”

When the words just flow…

After struggling on and off this summer, I’ve finally hit a groove and I’m really enjoying and am excited about writing. I also finally hit about 50,000 words on my project**, which makes it an offical “novel,” even though I’m currently adding and rearranging more than writing linerally, which also means that some written scenes willContinue reading “When the words just flow…”