2021 is the first year since I started this website that I did not update it at all. I kept meaning to…and then I didn’t; in fact I nearly rushed through a post in the final gasps of the year just to have done it, but again, I didn’t.
In 2020 I had two pieces published—in the Sewanee Review and The Counter—that I was really proud of. In 2021, I kept myself afloat with my wordsmithery, but it was for other people, to pay my bills. I’m grateful that I was able to do that, and I know I am luckier than so many, but this year I’d like to find way to do both the necessary and the creative. I don’t even need to publish it. I do need to write it.