the sun in space

Summer Solstice Observance for Sun-Haters

I'll use any opportunity to reference The Great Gatsby (like here, here, and over here). Today is no different. In the first chapter, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes: "Why CANDLES?" objected Daisy, frowning. She snapped them out with her fingers. "In two weeks it’ll be the longest day in the year." She looked at us all radiantly. … Continue reading Summer Solstice Observance for Sun-Haters

Draft One is Done: What I Learned This Time Around

Two years ago I started flirting with my current work-in-progress. I would fantasize about it whenever I got stuck in my then-current work-in-progress. I would dream about how easy it would be to write, how naturally good. Of course, I knew then as I know now that when it comes to writing, the easiest, best project … Continue reading Draft One is Done: What I Learned This Time Around