Sending it out.

It’s in the box, on its way into the great unknown. Within that box: angst, inspiration, fears, longing and untold hours of my attention are making their first journey to a potential publisher. My novel. My insights, thus far: 1. It’s a good, good feeling (I’m short on adjectives at this …

Between writers.

This description below, of the connection between Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton,  sums up what writing groups have offered me for years. A community of writers. I’m so grateful for all the writers I know, across this country, who speak the same “language” as I do: words. “The relationship I had with …

That new-car smell

  There is nothing quite like finishing a story. The first finish, I mean; the one where you write the last sentence and say, “Okay, I can call it a story now.” Oh, you know there is work ahead; many drafts later, you will have forgotten this wonderful moment of …

exactly.

“If we keep in mind that fiction worth writing and reading finds its moments of high drama not so much in a close depiction of the events that produce them but in the effect of those moments on the characters they touch, then we have the chance to give our …

December 4th

December already. We’re at the tail-end of this year and my thoughts are not as much on the impending holiday mayhem as on finding an agent. Queries are being written instead of gift lists. Wishing on those first stars in the clear night skies that there will be a bit …