The Novel Continues

I’m hard at work at the novel, having crossed roughly the 120-page mark this past week, and I hope to complete it in this next year (by next summer, if all goes well).  The novel combines my own experiences of growing up in the suburbs of Boston with a more spiritual quest; my main character is a convert to Zen Buddhism, and must struggle with the emotional fallout of that decision as well as her family’s surprise and disappointment.

 

I’m very grateful to have received an emerging writers’ fellowship from The Writer’s Room of Boston, which has given me a year’s membership in this terrific organization, allowing me to have a place to escape and focus entirely on my writing.  I try to go there at least once or twice a week and pound out some pages.