Monthly Archives: October 2015

revision

gosh it’s feeling like the novel is coming together– not something I even wanted to ask it to do before– but it’s having those swells and settlings that are so gratifying in story. as I go through the book this … Continue reading

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luxury

wrote a dedication for my imaginary novel that felt so sad and beautiful I knew I could never post it so I buried in in my diary in pencil. this morning, for the second half of my writing time, I … Continue reading

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secular humanist

I used the phrase secular humanist in my novel and it’s been bugging me for a long time but I haven’t cut it b/c I kept wondering what’s my problem? fear of sounding snotty? would some books I like use … Continue reading

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baldwin

the only thing, lately, helping me to get a sense of how to proceed with my book is Baldwin essays. It took me a lot of re-reads (mostly for courses I was teaching from textbooks) to really fall for “Sonny’s … Continue reading

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