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Restart

At the risk of jinxing a streak, I'll own up to being productive with my writing lately. I commit myself to a thousand words per session. My goal is to have a first draft of the second novel by summer's end. I have procrastinated about this for so long, thinking I need more research before… Continue reading Restart

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From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

I was craving a thriller so I searched for a "literary thriller" online, my definition being one that delivers suspense and twists without sacrificing depth and flair. To my surprise, a list I consulted included Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves. A chilling read, yes, but I wouldn't have qualified it as a thriller. This made… Continue reading From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

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From the Bookshelf: Missing reading time in quarantine

One would think I'm reading more these days, but sadly that's not the case. I've been slow to finish novels the past months. Though working from home freed up hours in my week, it almost feels like a sin to set aside time to just read. Turns out, that three-hour commute to work has been… Continue reading From the Bookshelf: Missing reading time in quarantine