So, I’m proud to say that in the past week, I’ve actually created a new folder on my laptop with the title of my work-in-progress. I then proceeded to type “Chapter One” and wrote an opening paragraph that I am totally in love with, plus a pretty decent first scene introducing my protagonist (and a […]
Trusting Your Gut
So, I’m still writing in my closet and convinced that this is definitely the place for me. This summer, when I have more time, I plan to turn this space into something fabulous. Even now, with badly scuffed walls, diaper boxes on the floor, and my husband’s shirts hanging over my shoulder, this space is […]
And the Book Club Winners Are…
The 10 ladies in my book club collectively nominated 22 books for our reading list this year. Here’s what we voted in: “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith “Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women” by Rebecca Traister “Room” by Emma Donoghue “The Furnace of Affliction” by Jennifer Graber “Number the […]
I’m a Writer. Any questions?
I surprised myself last weekend. I met someone new who asked what I did, and I said, with no hesitation, “I’m a writer.” She said “Wow!” and our conversation continued down other paths. Normally, there would be follow-up questions, such as: “Who do you write for? What do you write? Might I have read any […]
What Makes the Perfect Book Club Pick?
I’ve recently taken over as secretary of my book club and am in the process of gathering recommendations for our 2011 reading list. We’ll have a meeting soon to vote on our picks, but the list will be small this year, only five books. We’ll supplement with interesting articles from the New Yorker, Atlantic, etc. for […]