This is a hard post to write. I did not make the semifinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards with GROWING CHOCOLATE. I thought I had a solid shot, but either the piece is not strong enough or it’s not the right venue. I just returned from a much needed break (little did I knowContinue reading “disappointment”
Sorry I’ve been so quiet. First, I’ve heard about a lot of problems when you try to post reviews of GROWING CHOCOLATE (thanks for doing so) or download the excerpt. Please contact Amazon and let them know. There’s nothing I can do and if I contact them, they just tell me to have to doContinue reading “Amazon problems”
Did not win the lottery after all. I’d probably be in the Caribbean if I had. No, I’d still be here trying to figure out where I’m going in the current novel. I entered the first 8K words in Narrative’s Story contest – mostly to force me to finish the thing. Did I resolve toContinue reading “sigh”
Writing took a backseat to real life, but I’m getting back on track. Worked on material for my senior lecture today, including a draft of the handout. 7 pages seems a bit long, but we’ll see. Finished Carl Hiaasen’s LUCKY YOU. I played the lotto numbers that open the book today for laughs. Now thatContinue reading “busy week”
…kept me up all night, that is. But mystery solved – same reason my shoulder has been going into spasm off and on for a few months. Back on this morning. It’s the caffeine. Now the search begins for an excellent decaffeinated Darjeeling. Art of Tea makes an amazing caramelized pear tea that I haveContinue reading “the tea did it”
Enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing program at Antioch University, Los Angeles about a year and a half ago. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I love the program which finishes up in June. I finally finished rewriting GROWING CHOCOLATE and entered it in the Amazon/Penguin contest. I don’t know whether toContinue reading “getting back to the blog”
Getting back to blogging, once I get through a rough patch in the novel.