This past month has been a study in patience – a characteristic I’ll never master. My editor has read the second book and is ready to negotiate with my agent. I’ve written the book and offered up my best, now I simply have to sit back and be patient, and wait. And, hope for the best.

Meanwhile, I’m ready to move on with my next writing project, but I know that editing for book two is just around the corner. So I will wait. I have been promoting The Territory with several book signings. It’s been nice to connect with old and new friends. I’m starting to realize though that this whole book writing thing is a bit more hard work than I had imagined.

And, on the chance that someone who has attended a book signing is reading this blog, please accept my sincere appreciation for attending. The older I get the more I realize how much those gestures of friendship mean to people. At the Union County Public Library this past weekend I was amazed at the number of people who attended and offered words of encouragement. Don’t ever believe that you need to live in a big city to have enough contacts to make a place for yourself in the arts. I watched dozens of people support the local arts this weekend at local art gatherings in Fayette County as well as Union County. So, if you’re on the fence about whether you should throw on a coat and trudge through the rain or snow and stop by your local art co-op to support your neighbor’s efforts, you should definitely do so.

And, this has nothing to do with the local arts initiative, but I’ll throw it out there anyway. I only follow a few blogs, and one of them has nothing to do with writing, but if you have kids, like to cook, or have a sense of humor you should check out Catherin Newman’s blog. I always come away from her blog feeling happy, and who doesn’t need a good dose of happiness?

 

December 6, 2011

Miscellaneous December Stuff

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November 22, 2011

Notes from Wordharvest

Over the November 11th weekend I attended the Wordharvest Writer’s Conference in Santa Fe. As was the case last year, I learned a great deal and […]
November 13, 2011

Border Games

I’m in Santa Fe this weekend for the first book signing. I’m here with my two daughters, my mom, my mother-in-law, and my two sisters-in-laws. It’s […]
November 6, 2011

Slice of Life

An old friend from high school emailed to say she was reading The Territory and thinking about where the book was set and how important the […]