William Kent Krueger wrote an eloquent blog post a while ago regarding his decision to temporarily shelve the sequel to his New York Times bestseller “Ordinary Grace.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote a piece that included him and some of Krueger’s thoughts on that decision. Very interesting.
This has nothing to do with writing, but I loved/hated this piece on Ina Garten. I thought it was one of the most insightful pieces on her, but the writer has a serious problem with Martha Stewart and barely concealed their snark.
And finally – I would be remiss if I closed this “Friday Fare” without being cognizant of current events. It’s been an ugly week. Another school shooting. This time in Oregon. I haven’t read a lot of the coverage of the issue for many reasons. But I did read this: The Daily Beast article that urges people to forget the zero who pulled the trigger, but to honor Chris Mintz, the Army vet that charged the shooter.
Listening to: For some reason, Ashlee Simpson’s “Pieces of Me” was in my head this morning. So I pulled it up on YouTube. Yeah – I won’t link to that. That guilty pleasure is all my own.
Reading: Almost done with Ann Rule’s “Stranger Beside Me.” This book is lauded as the ultimate true crime novel, partly because of the late author’s relationship with the subject of this book – notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. This book is incredible. I’ve literally had some trouble sleeping because of it.
Fiction Update: Progress on outlining / reviewing “Dragonfly” has been a little slow, but I’ve made myself a deal … I cannot have another Starbucks Toasted Graham Latte until I’m done with a read-through. And seriously – the TGL is one of the tastiest things I’ve ever drank, I will try to finish my read-through by middle of next week.
Happy Friday, friends!