UPDATE: Unfortunately, I cannot continue Quirk in Progress! A longer note in the section below, but I will keep this page alive here to attest to the fact that I tried, and also the hope that I can one day resurrect this idea. Apologies to everyone who was invested in this!
This year, I’m working on two book-length manuscripts. Quirk in Progress is an experiment in which I try to work on this in a public space once a month. Over time, I hope to have a lot of interesting conversations with folks, while you can follow the progress of these projects as well!
I'll be setting up at Puck Provisions (618 Serangoon Rd, #01-01, Singapore 218220) and people are invited to come hang out during the afternoon!
The main book I’m working on is Identikit, a book-length essay in five parts about identity, catastrophe, and the weight of time. The other project is still in early planning stages, but it should be a psychological drama-type novel.
Please come and hang out. You can cheer me on, ask questions, just sit and watch, or chat about writing, creativity, process, failure, and coffee.
Each month there will be a theme, as well as two prompt questions. We can chat about the theme or not at all!
There will also be index cards to leave me questions, words of encouragement, doodles, or any other fun things in my “guestbook”. I’ll be responding to these on Instagram and maybe in a collected thing right at the conclusion of Quirk in Progress!
[This design is set in Blackout and League Spartan from The League of Moveable Type]
Quirk in Progress.
Alas, this cannot continue.
Yes, unfortunately, I have to call it quits on this.
Quirk in Progress was born from that turn of the year energy when I wasnted to try an odd experiment or two. Unfortunately, things piled up very quickly after the first month, and it was put on hiatus. And then, in the last few weeks or so, significant life changes. It's not been happy news, but also nothing to be alarmed about, so... don't worry! It's just that I'm now in a position where it is no longer sensible for me to try continuing with the project for the rest of the year.
I kind of put off announcing this because a part of me still wanted to try, but in the past week or two, I've received some queries about when it's continuing, and it seems only right that I should find a bit more resolve to call it quits.
I still love the idea and hope to resurrect it someday, but for now, I'm going to have to set Quirk in Progress aside. Sorry and thank you to all the folks who have been invested in this! And if you'd still like to chat about my work nonetheless, please feel free to reach out, and I'll do my best to get back to you!
I'll still be around working on the other various things I've planned for the year. So stick around and I hope to bring better news soon!
10 May 2023
January: 28 January 2023, Saturday
February: 18 February 2023, Saturday
Theme: Best Laid Plans
Apologies! We will NOT be running this session due to unforeseen circumstances!
HIATUS IN PROGRESS details here