Hey. So I haven’t made a blog post in a hot minute. It’s been about six months now and this break was originally only supposed to be a month, two tops. I was doing a sprint or whatever to finish my novel. And I did it. I finished it. I’m still editing but I finished the first draft and I was pumped about that— still am. I’m very happy with it and where it’s going.

Some surprise things cropped up right around the time I finished the first draft though. Some health issues that have since mostly been resolved and some other more personal things I’d rather not discuss. In the month afterward, I didn’t really do much writing at all. I didn’t have much desire to, but slowly I was drawn back to my novel.

Which brings us to November? I’ve been writing. But pretty much only on my novel. I wrote some poetry not long ago but I’m not sure if I’m going to post it here. I think I want to stick with dream poetry in this space. I’m not going to try to say that I’m not dreaming, because I am (but is it weird that they’re mostly nightmares of going to the store without a mask on??). I’m just still recovering mentally from 2020 in general but also the things that’ve been going on on my end specifically.

That said, I owe most of the refilling of my creative well to my weekly writing group that has stuck together for over a year now, all through the pandemic. We may meet online but it really feels like we’re all in the same room sometimes.

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this every time I’ve come back from hiatus, but I really appreciate having this space to express myself and I don’t want to abandon it by any means. I don’t really do New Years’ Resolutions, but I do want to try to commit more to this blog and write more overall. I love dream poetry and I think it’s an underappreciated form of poetry. That said, I recognize that I still have room to grow in my craft but I definitely don’t want to stop writing it any time soon.

I can’t say for certain what the future holds for me, but I can say that I’m in a much better place than I was a few months ago. Right now, I think I’m ready to get back to balancing writing with everything else going on.

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