Writing Spot on Lockdown

My weekend writing spot (a members-only organization in Manhattan) has a lot of rules: No talking in the room. No slamming doors. No hogging bathroom keys. No swiping magazines. No leaving desk unattended for more than an hour. No leaving dirty dishes in the sink. No leaving the coffeepot empty. No leaving food in fridge … Continue reading Writing Spot on Lockdown

One Week Later

It's been a week since I learned I'm actually going to publish a novel. (The delirium can be re-experienced here.) Yes, it's now a week later, and though my editor asked for my information including social security number and the name I want the copyright to be under for the contract I am still floating … Continue reading One Week Later

The Absolute Best Thing That Could Happen When You Are Racing Toward a Deadline:

You get the flu! No, really! I've been sick since Wednesday night—basically immobile since Thursday night—and have so much work to do! There were times during the high points of my fever when I couldn't even stress over the upcoming deadline, I just thought of it all in lazy colored shapes, easily confused, forgotten. I … Continue reading The Absolute Best Thing That Could Happen When You Are Racing Toward a Deadline:

For Yojo*

Today is Yojo's birthday. She hasn't been feeling well, so I hope this finds her feeling better. I hope her voice returned. I hope she enjoys her day. I think I first met Yojo my second year at college. I don't remember exactly if it was that year or the one before, but I do … Continue reading For Yojo*