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62K words into The New Thing, which will have a finished length somewhere in the 250K-300K range.

Are you reading carefully?

The Bear’s private audience chamber had carved double doors.

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- Lawrence Langer, The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination (1977)


Sweat and Tears

**I found this post languishing in my drafts so I thought I’d go ahead and hit publish**

I was recently paid two very unexpected compliments. One person described me as “bubbly” and another said that I am always so calm and always have everything together. 392 more words

Navel Gazing

More Opportunities Than Problems

A bright glare wakened me one morning, which was a trick, since the head of my enclosed bunk usually faces east and remains a dark cave as long as the window shade is down. 1,202 more words

Daily Life



settling is happening
slowly down the hurry

gravity working
bodys natural grounding

breathing in deeply
filling spaces with fresh air

oxygen seeping into tissues… 44 more words


Ready to fall in love

Did I say that I am working on a non-Settlement project? I am working on a non-settlement project. I am 35K words into it, and so excited that I’m not sleeping well at night. 264 more words


Alex cries

I am 33K words into a non-Settlement thing, and very excited about it. Because this is the first time I have “moved on” from the Settlement since I began to write ten months ago, I am feeling all nostalgic for my first set of characters. 730 more words