Seventeen Means Nothing

Sixteen times. Over the past five years, sixteen times I have set out to keep a consistent journal of my endeavors as an author. (Trust me, I counted.) Sixteen times I have typed a little blurb just like this one, filled with pledges and commitments of all kinds, and sixteen times I have done little thereafter to keep my word. So this is number 17. I make no promises here, formulate no inspirational thoughts. There is no guarantee I’ll stick with this—I’m not holding my breath, and neither should you.


Literary fiction novelist, short story writer, sporadic (though admittedly inept) poet. Husband to a wonderful wife, stay-at-home father of two rowdy kids, grad student. 24 years old feeling more like 43.

That’s me in a nutshell.

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in English and journalism from North Greenville U. Currently pursuing MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction writing from Converse College.

That’s my education.