Month: February 2010

  • WIP update: I’m roughly 4600 words in. Chapters 1 and 2 are written. Chapter 3 is in progress. I kind of feel like all of it is crap, but my lovely first draft readers assure me that’s not true. Of course, I don’t entirely believe them, but I’m trying to remember that crap is okay…

  • I’ve been talking a lot about writing lately, so today I thought I’d do something a little different. Hard as it is to believe, I know that some people don’t actually care about writing, or my writing, or even words. So for those people, and just to mix it up, here’s a photographic peek into…

  • Since “hope is on the horizon” for me (as my writing group put it) I’d like to spread the good vibes. Here are some great links and opportunities: This one’s a little short notice (sorry!) but the Kenyon Review is running their annual short story contest through Feb 28th. Final judge is Louise Erdrich, and…

  • I was in the middle of writing a completely different blog post for today, but then I GOT MY FIRST REQUEST FOR A PARTIAL!!!!!!!!! (Translation for non-writers: A literary agent asked to see a synopsis and the first 3 chapters of Twenty-Somewhere. This is a good thing. A very, very good thing.) Andy’s reply to…

  • How about a little humor for a Friday? “Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they’re going to finish it. Second, they think somebody’s going to publish it. Third, they think somebody’s going to read it. Fourth, they think somebody’s going to like it. How optimistic is that?” –…