Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday Update 2/5

Another anxious week of waiting for news on my career and my husband's. I'm holding on with the thought that one day I'll look back on the period we're in now and wonder how the hell we lived through it.

Meanwhile, stray thoughts and updates ...

• Lots of fun Saturday night with Delores and Claude, their lovely pal Laura, and all the kidlets.

• Sunday we had family over, and Adam (my sister-in-law Donna's boyfriend), brought the most delish appetizers ... including clams casino. I was in heaven! The weekend before, sister-in-law Barbara and hubby Neil brought over a pot of chili and all the fixin's (beer included!). Do I know how to pick my in-laws or what?

• Hugs to all who asked about my boy. He's feeling better and gaining weight.

• Somehow I missed posting a link to this incredible interview between Jordan Rosenfeld and Susan Henderson. If you're a writer, you'll want to read Susan's thoughts on revision. She is always an inspiration.

• With all due respect, I think the 6th grade teachers in my daughter's school are completely heartless in the amount of homework they assign these kids. Don't they realize the children have other classes? After school activities? My poor kid was weeping in exhaustion last night.

• I started doing a bit of freelance writing for a new community site called Turned in my first article this week. I'll post a link when it goes live.

• Great lunch last Friday with Long Island literati pals Carol Hoenig, Debbi Honorof, Brenda Janowitz and Saralee Rosenberg. Special guest appearance by baby Ben. Fun!

• Next week I'm going to start a new weekly video feature on this blog called "Ask the Author." So if you have any questions--either about the creative or business end of writing and publishing--post it below or send it in an email.

• My cousin Lisa Kudrow produced a terrific new series called WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE that airs on NBC starting March 5. She's even featured in one of the shows. Here's a preview:

• Have a great weekend!


Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Oh Ellen, I want to say "hang in there" but what the hell else have you been doing!

I'm keeping hope alive over here

Thanks for linking!


liz said...

Sending good thoughts your way, Ellen!


Kathleen A. Ryan said...

I am marking my calendar for this new show. I've been into genealogy since 11th grade, when the big project for Ethnic Studies was a family tree. I got my mom and uncle into it at that point, and we've never stopped. We've traveled to NYC, PA, and Ireland in search of our roots. I've spent countless hours at the library to use (the pay service available inside the library, not from home), and I've been able to go back 7 generations on my grandfather's side, due to the fantastic records in England (and luckily the family stayed in one town since the 1700s!).
I can't wait to let my mom & uncle know about this show. Congrats to Lisa ~ what a fantastic idea for a show.
Thanks for sharing this, Ellen.
(P.S. I noticed Cynthia Baxter's name in your earlier post. I've met her through the NY/Tristate chapter of Sisters in Crime. Such a prolific writer!)