Then, all of my job leads went very quiet. Coronavirus had spooked the job market into hiding. And, pragmatic as I am--and as a survivor of unemployment during the last recession--I saw the writing on the wall.
A suicide pact leaves bodies in the hallway. Mend the amendment.
In these final hours, I find myself binge-eating cheese and eggs. I’m even drinking an IPA that has been in my fridge since Irish Mike left his residuals a year ago. Because, I think to myself, fuck it. I’m going vegan for a month. Except, after two years successfully on keto—and having lost sixty pounds—I’m terrified of … Continue Reading Digital Diary – Vegan Keto, The Beginning
Primary goal: Complete draft three of The Waterclock Wars. The first thirty pages should be strong. The first chapter should be engaging and eventful; exposition should feel natural and appropriate, show versus tell. Compare beta comments—note where they struggled with the narrative and when they had questions. Then, reorder chapters … Continue Reading Digital Diary – Goals
When The Waterclock Wars consisted of little more than an outline, a loose cast of characters, and scattered, half-baked ideas compiled into essays, I had a routine. I would race home after work, boot up my laptop, and pour a mixture I called ‘my poison’ into the largest cup I could find. It consisted of liquor … Continue Reading Write drunk, edit sober
At the bar one afternoon, while working on the first draft of The Waterclock Wars, I was greeted by a gentleman who referred to himself as Lucky. His friend was eager to be off to their original destination, but Lucky had dedicated himself to drawing me away from my tablet. … Continue Reading Potassium
There was a time, not too very long ago, when I thought finishing a draft of a novel was daunting. That was before I began seriously researching the road ahead. That hazy, lofty dream of publishing The Waterclock Wars is crystallizing at the top of a mountain. The climb is dotted with agent research, query … Continue Reading On Publishing – 1.24.18
Call Me by Your Name is the 2017 theatrical production of the novel by André Aciman. Directed by Luca Guadagnino and brought to life by James Ivory’s quietly intense screenplay, the film stars Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and Michael Stuhlbarg. The tale strolls leisurely through the … Continue Reading Review – Call Me by Your Name
My first blog. Good night, man; what is this new madness I have committed to? I’m nervous, truth be told. Like right before the first kiss, or the initial plummet down a roller coaster, the excitement is physical. I’ve been thinking all week, as I build this site, on what … Continue Reading Adventum – Having Arrived