Over the last few weeks, one of my writing friends and I have been talking (emailing) about trying to do creative work right now, in this world. About how difficult it is to get into the flow of it, and how deep work is almost impossible. Routines are shot to hell; writing time is being swallowed up by new chores. Money’s tight, and art feels a bit frivolous. Tempers are fraying, ennui is setting in, and it’s just really hard to think of good stories right now, ok?
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I’ve been: realizing | ordering | having | wishing | regrouping | turning | trying | solving | getting | starting
I hope. The power came back on for about an hour this morning, and just as I was starting to let my guard down—putting my phone on the charger, turning on the computer to write this post—it went out again. I still don’t entirely trust that it’s really back this time.
Ok, so: Hurricane Dorian is heading this way. The rain’s already started.
Hey, remember those ‘under construction’ gifs that used to be all over GeoCities? I kind of miss those days.
Things have been… scattered around here for the last couple of weeks, I know. Sorry about that.
Another two weeks down! I’ve been: starting | trying | simplifying | meeting | making | narrowing | tackling | looking | hoping | thinking
I’ve been hinting at a couple of projects I’m working on behind the scenes, and it’s finally time to announce the first one:
I’m launching a newsletter!
Whatever you celebrate (even if that’s just a few days off), I hope it’s a good one.
I’m moving the site to a new host (more on that in a few days, probably), which means a new design (which is good!) and potential weirdness (which is… not).