What a difficult year you have been with unexpected challenges, surprising scares (that thankfully turned out to be nothing more), and seemingly endless rejections. You held out until the very end to sneak in two amazing acceptances. How could I have anticipated that 2020 and the new decade would kick off with the honor and opportunity to be a Bainbridge Resident with Seventh Wave and an early summer stint at the Wellspring House Retreat in Massachusetts? But you knew, didn’t you? Oh what a trickster, year you have played.
2019, your lessons were many, some more difficult than others, but I’m grateful to you for once again proving that persistence, commitment to the craft, and being real to my own authentic voice can keep me moving forward, keep my writing growing, and the stories flowing. Thanks for strengthening the will and renewing my faith.
P.S. Here’s to 2020 and new beginnings:
We’re refueled to connect with writers & artists like our third Bainbridge Resident, @RashaanAlexis. Her urgency, focus, range, voice, and awareness is everything we hope for when we set out creating these calls for conversations. We cannot wait to see her work unfold in Issue 11 pic.twitter.com/VuskQKib5J
— The Seventh Wave (@seventhwavemag) December 20, 2019