Everything has finished up so fast! My director has had me revise the first 225 pages already, which feel really tight and cohesive, especially the beginning. Unfortunately, the last 100 pages feel like a train wreck. Tying up endings has proven harder than I imagined. Don’t get me wrong—I know where and how the book … More The Home Stretch
The Left & the Leaving centers around the Womack family, a fictional family in equally fictional Pine Creek, a town in (you guessed it!) fictional Cahawba County, Alabama. The Womacks are real, though, and this fictional line of Womacks descends from the real-life Womacks that settled in Butler County, Alabama, in the early 1800s. My … More The “Real” Womacks
When I was researching manic depression for the character of Althea, one of the resources I looked to was Stephen Fry’s documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. In the midst of the holidays, the closing of the dumpster fire that was 2016, and the start of the new year, I’ve been thinking a … More Everything Ever After.
I’ve also been pondering loss—both leaving and being left.