by Daniel Gee Husson
The start is always the hardest. I find myself at a loss, like momentum shifting backwards. That’s the point, though, trying to get it all rolling. I read somewhere recently that writing, like all art, is incremental. To get to where you want to be, you have to put one word after another. A novel of 90,000 words starts in the same place as a sonnet or a personal essay. In increments, however small, we begin to tell our stories. I have that hope for this site. It hasn’t exactly taken form yet, but as Jason (my partner in crime who you’ll hear from later) and I add each little piece, I expect a story will emerge.
It won’t just be our story. In the coming weeks and months, I hope to solicit pieces from our readers. Poetry and prose, reviews and interviews, thoughtful essays and humorous diversion, all will have a place here.
As for me, I write a lot of different things. Scripts for the stage, short stories, and non-fiction, mostly, but I write a poem here and there, too. As a former editor for a literary journal and newspapers, I enjoy the challenge of organizing pieces so that they can have an interesting conversation. Look for a fiction series (as yet untitled) from me starting next week.
I hope you enjoy what comes out of this experiment.