Hello all! I’m writing a second novel — it’s the one I hope to publish first, since I feel my first novel, Sparrow, warrants a major re-write at this point. So I’m releasing my new novel, The Child in the Garden, in serial form on my new website: thechildinthegarden.wordpress.com! Please follow along there or through my…… Continue reading I’m writing a new book!
Here is a rough draft of a prologue of sorts to a book I never wrote. It contains the level of pre-Trump enthusiasm I used to feel most natural to my soul. These days, I’m having to work harder to conjure this level of hope and peace. But I enjoyed getting a peptalk from myself,…… Continue reading A Note to Self
On purpose, the title isn’t “marriage is hard work.” It can be, but that’s not what this post is about. Instead, it is about doing hard work with your spouse, which is what we, Jonathan and Rebecca, have been doing an awful lot of lately. This has been a banner week for the Moodys. Aside…… Continue reading Marriage and Hard Work
Last night was arguably the roughest we’ve had as parents. We’re all safe and sound, now, all home, catching up on some much-needed zzz’s on this rainy Monday. But last night, at almost 16 months to the minute that Edmond was born, Jonathan and I found ourselves retracing our route to the Vanderbilt Children’s E.R.…… Continue reading The Best of Life
I have started a blog for my poetry (accessible by clicking the image below!). Follow me there! Jonathan and I recently decided I could commit Edmond’s nap times to poetry and writing, and this will be part of that – a good outlet. Additionally, Jonathan and I have an exciting new music project we’re starting…… Continue reading New (and good) things are happening.
today, even as i begin re-sending out my first novel, i chose the epigraph for my second. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. the novel is going to be for children (i suppose that makes it a chapter book, then?) and it will…… Continue reading dreams.
is my novel. it took me 11 months to write, after thinking on it constantly for three years or so. as of yesterday, the entire manuscript got sent to an agency for them to consider – the literary equivalent of a “call back.” trying to be realistic, knowing little will likely come of this -…… Continue reading sparrow…
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