Two new essays

Hey. It’s been a while.

I’ve been hard at work on my novel and haven’t been writing much in the way of essays these days. But at the end of February, I finished (ie Scotch taped, stapled, slapped together with string and a prayer) a draft of my novel, and since I’m taking a short break before I revise (and revise and revise), I decided to throw some essays out into the world. (That makes it sound super casual, and I’m not super casual about my writing.) Anyway, here they are.

In My Amazon Orders History Tells Me Who I Was–And Who I Am, I sift through twenty years of Amazon orders to find out what they say about me.

And over at Motherwell, I wrote about my son Sam and what advanced mathematics has in common with novel-writing. You can read that one here.

I’m working on another, longer essay and then it’s back into the novel cave for at least a year. I’m super excited to be starting BookEnds this summer, a year-long program designed to help you bring your novel to completion in about twelve months.