This is the final (ish) countdown. I have four more days to finish this rewrite. Break it down: I am on p 150/347 today, which means that in order to finish on Friday I have to turn over 50 pp/day which is roughly 8 pp/hour. So no time to be precious. Yesterday I worked from p 120 to p 150 which put me behind schedule hence the gruelling 50 pp per day I have to be on now. That gets me finished with the main rewrite by Friday and leave Saturday for the synopsis/bio and spellcheck and the rest of the weekend (less soccer and the bar mitzvah) for random reading. Print and package and postmark on Monday. I can do this.
Last Friday was release day for Aletheia. Seemed like it would never happen and then when it did, it felt like I always mostly knew it would. I hugged a bunch of folks in the book’s acknowledgments page, people who made the book both necessary and possible either in terms of what they mean to…
Sydney Community College is where I’ll be running a novel writing workshop over eight weeks, starting Feb 3. I think it’s sold out but there’s another one scheduled soon. Last year the students wowed me and broke my heart, in equal measure. Combination bad instant coffee, dry cookies, and being in a downtown office building…
measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/: The song writing process sounds familiar to writers—nine-tenths perspiration and one-tenth inspiration. Too bad more top writers won’t step down from their ivory towers and confab like this. Our profession could use this kind of cool. Maybe the decreasing chances of what we think of as “success” has led to a kind of over-protectiveness….
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Thanks for bearing with me.🙂
So whatever I said about you, 2019, I take it back. I always thought there was something ominous about the way you looked at me in the rear view with your staring eyes and squiggly sideways eyebrows, and, well here we are. Apart from feeling sad all the time, I’m one of the okay ones….