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 …

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 …

begin again.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of starting over. It's a fresh wind on a wide-open road, the sun warming your face, an attentive curiosity to all things new. My husband Jack and I recently moved all the way across the country from the north shore of Chicago to Austin, Texas, so this feeling is …