I Wrote an Essay About True Love, Racehorses, and Harry Styles
Last summer, I wrote my very first personal essay.
I've never really understood how creative nonfiction people did it. Personal essays are so hard. But I was talking a friend's ear off about a road trip my daughter and I had just taken, to see Harry Styles in concert, and she finally said, "You really need to write this."
So, I did.
As a writer, I think some things you write feel more "important" than others, and I'll be honest: I'm so glad to have this one out there.
I had to cut it quite a lot in order to make it under the word-count cap for this publication, but I have a much longer version floating around somewhere that maybe I'll share some day.