The one question everyone asks when they hear I've sailed the sea is, "Did you encounter any storms out there?" The answer to that, of course, is yes, we did. Yes, it was overwhelming. Yes, I was afraid. But I was also in awe, and in love with where I was and who I was with … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 9
And now, a small hiatus from Going Aloft. I am happy to announce that my essay, One Year on Masonboro Island, has been published by Eno Magazine, and is the featured essay of their fifth volume. Eno is the student-run magazine of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and has been putting … Continue reading Essay Featured in Eno Magazine
So this chapter, or rather an earlier rendition of it, was the one I submitted to my editor when she first approached me with the idea of publishing a story serially. I knew I wanted to write about my experience sailing, but at that time I only had a handful of rudimentary essays about various … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 7
Chapter Six, in which we finally leave exposition behind and leave into the wild blue void of the Atlantic Ocean. Read it here!
One of the things that I've discovered about myself in writing this book is that I'm a perfectionist. Every little detail, every word, every sentance, has to be exactly right, or else I get angry and depressed. This story is the shining beacon in my life's dark February, and if any cloud-like blemish comes across the … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 4
"When the Saint looked at you, he saw you for who you were—flawed and human—and he loved you for it, because he knew he was the same as you."
Hello again everyone, Another exciting day- Chapter 2 of Going Aloft, The Writer, was published today in encore magazine. If you haven't read Chapter 1 yet, you can find a link to it in the last blog post or on encore's website. Thanks again to everyone who made it possible (especially the lovely Gina Ramseur … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 2
Hello everyone! Today is an exciting day for me- the first chapter of my book, Going Aloft, has been published and distributed to the greater Wilmington area in 50,000 copies of encore magazine, and made available for the rest of the wide world's reading pleasure online (link at bottom of post). Going Aloft will be … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 1