Almost to the Finish Line
Plus Sessions and The Round House
I have six days to finish my book revisions, which means I am in the very crunchiest of crunch times. It feels scary and great and exhausting. I am not getting enough sleep, not walking enough, and I have a feeling I may collapse when I finish, but I’ll have to pick myself up right away to teach and attend classes.
Juggling the already extreme demands of my PhD program and this revision has been incredibly difficult. I’ve cried a lot. My average sleep over the past two and a half months is 6 hours and 6 minutes. There is so much more I want to do with this manuscript, and I am going to do my best to do it all by Monday.
SESSIONS IS ON FRIDAY!
We have a sweet little group on Friday mornings from 10:30am-12pm. Please note that if you come into the session after 10:40 we will likely have started working, so mute yourself upon entry. We' always check in around 11:50am and chat about our writing.
We are Reading THE ROUND HOUSE for our March book group.
If you haven’t already bought or checked out or somehow acquired the book, make sure to do so! THE ROUND HOUSE, by Louise Erdrich, won the National Book Award, and Louise is a national treasure. Learn more about the book here.
I am REALLY looking forward to having some more time and space to devote to this newsletter in the coming months. To everyone who has remained a loyal subscriber despite the slow trickle of newsletters as I adjust to my PhD program and work on revisions: I thank you. Truly. Thanks so much for supporting this work.
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Some Stuff I’ve Loved:
As a nonbinary person who prefers/uses they/them pronouns, the conversation around pronouns and freedom of gender expression is super important to me. I wrote this piece for Healthline about pronouns: how to use them, what they are, and what to do if you misgender someone.
Speaking of pronouns, I found this piece on What J.K. Rowling has really said about trans people very useful.
I happened upon this list of 50 Great Novels Under 200 Pages.
As a fan of Lana Del Rey, I enjoyed this interview in Interview Magazine, where she speaks with Billie Eilish.
Here’s an incredible thread of essays about grief and loss:
Thank you all and hopefully I’ll see you on Friday!