2022 Year in Review

It's January, so typically I go on a great big rambly blog about what's happened—or not happened—in the previous year. While normally I avoid getting too personal in this space—talking about the work, rather than my life—I feel it's worth being pretty straightforward. 2022 was shit. Stress, anxiety, and depression each took turns throughout much … Continue reading 2022 Year in Review

REVIEW: The Spiral

Disclaimer: The author of this work, Nikki DeKeuster, is one of my colleagues and friends. I was a beta reader for her connected novelette Red String. I was not solicited to review her debut novel. The finest compliment I can give to a work of fiction is my time. I bull-rushed through the back half … Continue reading REVIEW: The Spiral

Weekly Update – 3/14/18

Hello, Internet! Sorry for the skip last week. I work nights and have a fair amount of unstructured time, so I usually write. However, last week work (and life) caught up on me a bit. Many apologies! While I still didn't meet my goals from two weeks ago, I have continued to chip away at my … Continue reading Weekly Update – 3/14/18

Weekly Update – 2/21/18

Hello, Internet! This last week has been productive, and it feels good. I'm just gonna jump right into it. Reading Last week, my reading goal was to finish the first portion of Ursula LeGuin's novel Rocannon's World, "Starlord." I ended up finishing the whole thing. Like a lot of LeGuin's work (and unlike a lot of … Continue reading Weekly Update – 2/21/18

Weekly Update – 2/14/18

Hello, Internet! This week's been okay. I've made decent progress on my goals from last week, and in addition I've been working on a large map of the storyworld Jiharel is set in, Akhelas. (That name may look a bit familiar...) While I don't think I'm a skilled enough artist to make visual content for publication, I … Continue reading Weekly Update – 2/14/18

Weekly Update – 2/7/18

Hello, Internet! I'm gonna go ahead and call this past week an "almost" week. That's how it feels, for most of my goals set in my last post. That's not particularly disappointing for me. A new class started this week for my MFA, and I'm adjusting to the change in workload. My last class, a seminar … Continue reading Weekly Update – 2/7/18

Weekly Update – 1/31/18

Hello, Internet! I feel this week's gone fairly well. Actually met my writing goal! (First time in a while...) This upcoming week's going to be an exciting one for me. The next course of my MFA starts Monday - and we're finally doing fiction! While I actually have found a fair amount of thinking space … Continue reading Weekly Update – 1/31/18

Weekly Update – 1/25/18

Hello, Internet! This week's gone well, I feel. I'm almost done with my current course towards my MFA (a class on reading and writing poetry), and looking forward to my next class: fiction! About time. Just two more weeks left, and one of those set aside for revising a poem for our final. Reading This … Continue reading Weekly Update – 1/25/18