Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in Blog

“The best way I can describe the new autofictional novel: the oeuvre is the soul. The artist’s body of work, in other words, has come to replace the religious ideal of the immortal spirit.”  — Jonathan Sturgeon, on the death of the postmodern novel Yes, I think. And then I think: well, but maybe not […]

In with the New

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Blog

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot Happy New Year, friends. Maybe it be wonderful, and filled with magic. 

Out with the old

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in Blog

Sometimes I think the best time of year is that brief stetch of time before the New Year begins…those few days in between Christmas and January 1st where people rest, and recover themselves, and start thinking about how they’re going to change themselves, become new at the start of the next year ahead. Before the […]

Early gifts

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 in Blog

My story, “The Centaur’s Wife“, went up this morning over on Necessary Fiction. As I said on Twitter: it is about the end of the world and bestial love. Because ’tis the season, and all that. Also: THE MIRACLES OF ORDINARY MEN has been shortlisted for the 2014 ReLit Awards! Three cheers and a wild […]

The fog that lifts, and then descends

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 in Blog

The first time I got depressed, I was twenty-three. It was 2005, almost summer. I was in my second-to-last year of university and working full time. I was also taking seven classes–writing, workshops, philosophy, Latin. In retrospect (and if I’m honest even then, a little) this was not a good idea. There’s only so much […]

Stories and other things out there in the world

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Blog

Irony of ironies, especially coming so soon after my most recent post, but just thought I’d note here that a few more of my stories and essays are kicking around the world as of today. My short story, “Dog Days“, has been published in the November issue of Found Press. You can read it here, […]

Thoughts on a quiet Saturday

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Blog

Today was the first day in a long stretch of days that I had all to myself. No work, no lessons, no errands, no visits anywhere. It was heavenly. And tomorrow promises much of the same, for which I am grateful. I have been thinking, over these past few weeks, about not writing anymore. By […]

Full-time Life

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 in Blog

How do people–writers, specifically–have full-time jobs and children and somewhat active social lives and still manage to get any writing done? I know it’s all about Time Management, that most prized of skills, but at this point it feels less like a skill and more like magic. Like, something that I’d need to wrangle a […]

Sometimes I am afraid of disappearing.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Blog

It has been a long week, and I am really tired. I shouldn’t be tired because all I’ve done is go to work and come home, but there it is. Tired in body and also tired in soul, a little bit sad, a little disappointed. More than a little. Everything that I could say about […]

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog

I had such good plans this month. Such good, smart, rigorous blogging plans. I was going to blog about Mad Men! I was going to talk about Emma Watson and HeForShe and Roxane Gay and all of these other Important Things, besides. I was going to finish that draft first, of course. And then I […]