Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Writer-ly To-Dos and Catching Up

With the Jewel-at-School saga finally resolved, and my girls back at school full-time, much of the week has been spent catching up on all the writerly to-dos I abandoned while advocating for E.

So far this week:

1. I've written at least six drafts of an essay due Friday for an anthology called "Special Gifts: Women Writers on the Heartache, the Happiness and the Hope of Raising a Special Needs Child."

2. I signed up for Lauren Barnholdt's popular online writing YA class blogged about by Cynthia Leitich Smith here.

3. I attended Crit Group today. Last week I was forced to miss our meeting because of the Jewel-at-School saga. So grateful everyone agreed to meet again. Why? The feedback's informed, the company of other writers does my muse good, and by articulating what works and what raises questions in other people's work, I find I inform my own.

4. Started and finished Melissa De La Cruz's new YA novel, Blue Bloods. A fun read for anyone who loves vampires.

On deck:
1. Edge of the Forest contributions for September.

2. My ghost story--Yes, M, it's coming.

3. My next read: California Demon, the Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kemmer

1 comment:

David said...

your list makes me feel like a lazy slob!