Catching Up

It’s been a while and I feel like I’m overdue for an update.  Before I start, I have to ask you to please forgive me for the infrequency of my posts; I’m afraid it’s a hazard of being busy trying to make a living while you’re trying to make a life.

Anyway, here’s what’s happening:

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Dorothy Parker, Give Me Strength

Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, I love having written.”  I think about that quote often as I work on the book. Not because I hate writing. I wouldn’t be doing this if I did and I am also idealistic enough to believe that life is too short to waste it doing something that doesn’t make you happy, let alone doing something that you hate. No, I think about it because while I can imagine the end, the feelings of triumph and satisfaction and happiness that will come when I’m finally finished, I feel the wear and tear on my very soul from the process of getting there. This is hard.

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So I’m Writing A Novel

Let me start by clarifying something: technically speaking, this isn’t the first novel I will have written. It’s the first one that I’m actually going to have edited and attempt to have published. Small distinction to you, maybe, but a big one for me.

Having said that, I have to tell you: it’s terrible. It being the manuscript so far. I’m not being modest, it’s an empirical fact. Why do I say that?

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