Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Update 1/15

Not the best week here, as one of my darlings has been kind of ill, but a few updates ...

• Sent the new proposal to my agents on Monday, which may have been a little cruel of me since they are both just back from vacation and no doubt buried under mountains of work. But I was too anxious to sit on it.

• Currently reading an old book about the Algonquin Round Table members by James R. Gaines called Wit's End. Interesting stuff.

• I had a lot of fun doing the interview over at The Writer's [Inner] Journey, and responding to all the comments. (Thanks, Meredith!) If you haven't popped over to check it out yet, I'll hope do that now. While you're there, feel free to leave a comment.

• If you haven't been to a bookstore lately, try to put it on your agenda for this weekend. This recession has hit the industry so very hard.

• Speaking of bookstores, the Borders in Syosset has signed copies of both my books in the stacks.

• ATTENTION ASPIRING LONG ISLAND NOVELISTS: Here' s a great opportunity to study with a pro who really brings the material to life. It's a course at Hofstra taught by my friend Saralee Rosenberg. Please check it out: Get That Novel Started: Strategies for writing fiction that sells.

• Soon I'll be participating in an interview on revisions over at Jordan Rosenfeld's MAKE A SCENE blog. I'll let you know when I have a date, but in the meantime you can bookmark it, as Jordan always posts great info for writers. You might also want to check out the book the blog is named for. (Pictured at right: Jordan and me when she came to visit for the first time back in 2004 or so.)

Enjoy your weekend!


Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Ellen, visiting you is always a blast...that 2004 trip was a little intense, I think, because my grandparents were having a terrible time and had to be moved out to CA! I love how color coordinated we were :)

Myfanwy Collins said...

I am very much looking forward to your interview! That should be great.