Monday, February 09, 2009


Listen, family : I'm laboring mightily to complete/revise/polish something for the Nicholl Fellowship, so things will likely be dark here until the deadline passes on May 1 (I hear some of y'all saying "who cares?" Others are mouthing crabtalk like "you never update regularly anyway, so...who cares?" Man, forget you haters). Wish me luck. And you know, please feel free to get in my ass about it every time you see me/talk to me on the phone/peep me on Facebook. I have to get this done. I'm trying to get my BTW on*, for one thing. For another, I've sat on this project long enough, and I need to get interest in going some kind of way. Finally...I have to quit my job. I can't work and write at the same time. I can't. I don't know how people do it -- and they do, I'm well aware. But I simply do not have the mental or emotional faculty required to work 40-50 hours a week at a brain-draining job and still have anything left over for writing. I learned that the hard way trying to finish the diss.

* i.e. hook some of that sweet, sweet grant money