What I Learned From Writing My 8th Book at 27

For the past few weeks, I’ve taken a hiatus from Millennial Writer Life. I attended two residencies in the summer (one of which ended in flames and tears), struggled to finish my book, started looking for a new literary agent, came back to Ohio, and eventually… after a few weeks of writing, I finished the novel that I started in March 2020.

“HOORAY! Right?”

Although I’m grateful to have crossed this milestone, it means something different than I ever thought it would. More than ever I’m tired of the literary rat race, of all…