on starting

For some time, I’ve wanted to start a blog to keep track of my thoughts on life, lit, and film. In the past, I’ve shut down the desire by telling myself to wait until I had become more experienced or, at least, more well read—until I had something that I knew was worth sharing with the world, that is, be it information or insight. But it’s becoming apparent that I might never write if I don’t begin now.

The fear that comes with putting out work that isn’t polished is hard to overcome, but the possibility that I might not write at all, because I postponed the effort indefinitely out of laziness or anxiety, makes confronting the fear worth it, I guess.

I’m three months out of college. I graduated with a B.A. in English, and I hope to enter trade publishing, working as an editor of either children’s literature or narrative nonfiction. I just completed an editorial internship with an imprint of Hachette, as well as a summer freelance position for an Ann Arbor-based indie press. I still don’t know what my next step is, and I move out of my sublet Saturday.

Here, I mostly will be writing about my life, literature, and film, but I’ll also address my other interests on occasion—namely, photography, politics, travel, and music.

Thanks for reading and checking out my site: I hope to get to know some of my friends from Goodreads better on here, as well as meet some new people.

—m

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