In more ways than one.
I've finished my first draft of my novel (63,000 words) though four of the chapters (about 20,00 more words to go) are just sketched out. But I have the whole thing written down from start to finish and have come to the conclusion I cannot. write. another. f****. word.
I'm going on vacation two days early and when I come back to the novel in mid April, when my son is back in school, I'll fill in those chapters and start revising!!!!!
Many thanks to all who encouraged me and inspired me!!
Now I'm off to take a much needed brain break. Before I write something stupid and embarrass myself.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.