words for the new year, 2022.

My favorite day of the year is finally here again--New Year's Eve. An ending, a beginning. It is a quiet place to reflect on the past, and to anticipate the future. In other words, it is a doorway--a sacred one at that. Some of you may know that every year, instead of doing New Year's …

q.w.u. no. 2

Welcome to my second Quick Writing Update! These updates are meant mainly to hold me accountable to my own work, but also to keep you posted on my progress and my writing process as I work on my novel and whatever other work comes up. These last few months have been hectic to say the …

making moves.

Hello. It's been a while, but I'm back. I'll try to keep this short-ish because there's so much that's happened in the past few months that has taken my time and energy away; writing something long and drawn-out will only deplete that energy further. Plus, this space is meant for reflections on writing--not long-winded apologies …

mountain.

we, her children, understand so little. though the lines on her face may change with every silver shift of moonlight, though the edges of her body may soften with each passing winter, and sharpen with each treacherous carving of spring, though her vision may cut clear across the miles, the howl of a wolf to …