A Day of Books, Stories, More Books, More Stories, and Long Lines (AWP Day 1)

I've been at the AWP conference all day. So many writers. So many choices. Such narrow escalators. Book-fair tables for miles. Only three stalls in each women's bathroom, talk about lines! Let's just say it's been a jam-packed day. The first panel I attended was "Shaping a Short Story Collection"—first thing in the morning, in … Continue reading A Day of Books, Stories, More Books, More Stories, and Long Lines (AWP Day 1)

Three Days Off, Lots to Do

Tomorrow morning I will be getting up early, as usual, taking the F train uptown, as usual, sneak-reading some pages of my book while hanging one-handed on a pole, as usual, getting out at my usual stop, just a few blocks away from the office and... Not going to the office. Instead I'm going to … Continue reading Three Days Off, Lots to Do

Drizzles

Oh I had a tough morning. The morning before the morning—when it matters, when it counts—I did get a decent start on the novel due in March, so that was good. Then I got to work and, I don't know, the world shifted. No stormclouds, just drizzle I guess. My mood turned all drizzly. I … Continue reading Drizzles