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 …

the write questions.

I couldn't quite put my finger on why I haven't wanted to write for the past couple of weeks. At first, getting a puppy upended my routine, which made writing take a backseat as I figured out how to adjust my mind and body to a new rhythm. This took longer than expected--it's remarkable how …

about that novel.

Though it's taken many years, encouraging friends, and self-affirmations written in Sharpie on spiral notecards, I've slowly become more comfortable with calling myself a writer. It wasn't always easy. I felt guilty describing myself in a way that felt more aspirational than truthful. Even now, the title feels easier to claim when I've had a …