q.w.u. no. 5

q.w.u. abbrev. quick writing update. n. A brief update that holds the writer accountable to her own work and informs readers of her writing progress and creative process. Sometimes quiet is a good thing. I’ve been quiet on here the last few months in an effort to focus on writing my novel. So far, my …

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q.w.u. no. 4

q.w.u. abbrev. quick writing update. n. A brief update that holds the writer accountable to her own work and informs readers of her writing progress and creative process. The past two months have flown by too quickly. I meant to post one of these quick updates a couple of weeks ago, but so much has …

“what we do in bomb shelters when they bomb us from the sky.”

i don't know how to write when there's a war on. because everything inside me screams that there are no words worthy enough to carry the weight of babies born in overcrowded subway stations, of boys made soldiers made martyrs, of empty strollers on expectant train platforms, of black AK47s in the trembling hands of …

q.w.u. no. 3

q.w.u. abbrev. quick writing update. n. A brief update that holds the writer accountable to her own work and informs readers of her writing progress and creative process. It's truly thrilling whenever I get to look back and feel proud of myself as a writer, and I'm delighted to say that today is one of …

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 …