Good/Bad News, Free Time, & Transition to Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hey everyone,

To preface, I’ve failed my goal of writing at least one blog post a week (consider this bad news). Good news: I successfully defended my thesis and submitted the manuscript on time without many errors. I’m now relieved of an incredible amount of stress.

Though, I’m not immune to that stress reappearing as I soon begin my doctoral program in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan yesterday. For the next few weeks, I’ll be participating in orientation-like activities (workshops, lectures, networking). Thus, I will have plenty of free time. Expect to see more posts from me, including the excerpt-a-chapter theme I tried out a few months ago.

Classes begin September 4th. The first year of my program is supposed to be brutal. However, I will never stop writing. I’m going to be taking a break from flash/short fiction to edit Awakening. With the help of my sister, we should be able to edit/review Awakening to completion within the next couple of years. Fingers crossed!