I'll be reading at the Barnes & Noble in Kingston, New York, at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 27. I'm writing this from down in the city and I'll be traveling up in the morning... but I will be there. Though the snowpocalpyse has put a damper on my travel plans and will surely keep … Continue reading Snowy Night Before Reading
I'm older today. That's right, the dreaded birthday has arrived. I was recently at a tax appointment with my first grown-up accountant (not that I used children to do my taxes before, only that this is the first time I am being a grown-up and using a pro accountant to do my taxes) and as … Continue reading The Day You’re Older
I have not been all here, ever since finishing my novel and turning it in earlier this month. I thought I would be. I thought the day after I hit Send would be this great, calm day where all the rest of life would fall completely into place. That I'd have a real handle on … Continue reading The Wonky, Bleary, Staticky Aftereffects of Novel Completion
Where I'll be next Saturday, February 27: At a Barnes & Noble. In Kingston, New York, minutes from where I grew up. Reading pages from DANI NOIR... (Likely an abridged version of chapter one, though I might surprise you.) at 2 p.m. There will be a Q&A after and then I'll sign books. Don't you … Continue reading Reading Out Loud in Front of People and, for This, I Think I Need New Shoes
I haven't been writing. I haven't chosen the two books I'll be working on this year yet—but I will say that one dire, shining possibility is staring me in the face now, and my agent has met this possibility, and he made me happy (don't be coy: thrilled) by liking it too, and if I … Continue reading Not-Writing Till I Burst
Say one day you get an idea. You're delusional enough to think it could be a book or something. So you gather up the stamina, drive, inspiration, guts needed to write it, you dig yourself out pockets of time, you bang your head against the wall, you let go of your grip of reality, you … Continue reading Bye-bye, Novel. What’s Next?
Imaginary Girls is with my editor as of last night. Yes. I am done. I AM DONE! (Well, until it's time for revisions... heh.) What a week. Last week at this time you would have found me staring at the pages of the novel, wary of how I'd ever finish editing and revising it in … Continue reading The Day After I Hit SEND