This week went by in about five minutes. Here's the latest ...
• My kid is feeling better, so phew.
• Got a really tough scene written in FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER, which is great, but now I'm stuck in note-writing stage, trying to figure out what to do with the next two scenes. (Pacing is important to me, so while I know what needs to happen in the next big scene, I'm not ready to write it yet. If I could write chapters out of order I could just keep laying down pages, but that simply doesn't work for me.)
• Shout out to my pal Rik who helped my novel research by letting me observe a Kung Fu class and answering my many questions.
• Last Sunday was the Cantorial Concert at our temple, featuring Sol Zim. The junior choir sang a few songs and my dear daughter got a solo. Wonderful concert all around! Kudos to all.
• Finished STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova and it's still haunting me. What a quietly powerful book. This is a hell of a talented author, and I think the review from Publishers Weekly was entirely unfair. Pisses me off. Go read this book.
• Speaking of great books, Andrew Gross's RECKLESS is now on the front table of a store near you. Do check it out.
• Happy to announce that I have a winner from my mailing list promotion. Melissa from Huntington, NY won the $25 amazon.com gift card in a random drawing.
• I leave you with a poem by the mischievous Dorothy Parker, entitled "Portrait of the Artist" ...
Have a lovely Mother's Day Weekend ....