March 20, 2014
I've got a novel in progress about a friendship between a young man and an older woman and their secrets and fears. I've workshopped pieces of this novel multiple times, and I'd like to spend some more time writing it. I have previously refocused it, and now I want to write. I also have a couple of essays: two about my recently-deceased brothers, and one about my mother. Those are the bits I want to finish. I've got an endless supply of bits and beginnings on my hard drive and roaming around in my mind.
I'm a writer who needs to make more time and opportunity to write fiction, essays and whatever I can write about. I also run and travel. I live in and love Oakland.
This is good for me. Writing among other people who are quietly writing alleviates the loneliness of my craft, and makes me commit to the process. Glad I signed up.