I am going to Arizona in seven days. During the semester spring break, I am, for the first time since my middle year of undergraduate (which was in 2002), going to have a proper spring break in which I do “spring break things.” I understand that most of the world does not get any version … More Hunting Spring: The Writer Goes South
Two months ago, Olivia Chadha, a friend and former graduate school colleague whose lovely novel, The Balance of Fragile Things, was published in 2012 by Ashland Creek Press, sent me a set of really excellent writerly questions. These questions are part of a forward-rolling blog series called The Next Big Thing (and the nature of … More The Next Big Thing: I’m Doing It Wrong
Not quite a placeholder, not quite a proper post. Two things: A) My bike’s “tune-up” is still not complete. They’ve had it since Thursday. I’ve been inventing versions of what might be taking so long. These are some of my favorites: It died in the bike shop’s care. Its jankiness was terminal, and it passed … More Goodbye, plot issue. Goodbye, sense.