Damn, it’s been a while. I don’t expect anyone’s fallen into deep depression for lack of my insights on the writerly process.
I’ve been trying, generally successfully, to hold my tongue on the subject of the dismantling of collegiality, common sense, and gentility that’s progressing so rapidly. Of course, none of that belongs in a blog on writing. I was perhaps afraid some untoward sentiment would leak out.
Tax plan that makes no economic or social sense.
I’ve proffered my first two books to a couple of contests.
Crude tweets. A long list here, a “really great writing, but …” there. I am readying myself to address agents and small presses. The whole idea gives me heartburn.
On the plus side, my three critique groups have helped my writing enormously.
Failure to hold up our position in the world. It’s not just the insights as to plot and character. It’s the odd personal writing quirks I have that members catch. I, of course, don’t recognize them until someone points them out.
More soon. Gotta pull myself out of the funk