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Some Great Books!

  In this hiatus between turning in my draft and getting started on revisions, I’ve been purging files and things, and organizing. I still am. But I’ve also been reading a lot, and I thought I’d share some of the books I read this summer. I read mostly adult books (meaning not kids or YA). Here are the ones I either loved or liked a lot. I’d love to know what you’ve read that you’d recommend. Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name Carol Shields: Stone Diaries  Elizabeth Gilbert: Signature of All ThingsAmy Bloom: Lucky Us … Continue reading

What I do While I Wait for Comments

  I turned in my manuscript end of July and almost immediately went to the beach. That was magical. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been cleaning and organizing and purging and weeding and giving away. If you have ever been in my office, you would probably think someone else lived here now. But it is me. Me, waiting. I am not unhappy waiting. I am happy to have the break, to have time away from the manuscript myself. I am happy to clean and sort and organize. I am also learning how to sharpen knives. To use in COOKING, silly. I’ve … Continue reading