Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week.
A lot of writers dream of quitting their day job in pursuit of a full-time career in writing. In short, this piece reminds us to not quit our day jobs.
A literary agent shares six lessons learned from their first full year of working in the field.
And not writing related, but this recipe (and coffee … lots of coffee) has gotten me through a wacky week.
And speaking of coffee … the bassist from Megadeth is starting a coffee shop in Jackson, Minnesota. I see a road trip in my future.
Watching: Typically, I don’t watch a lot of television (beyond delightful shows like “Phineas & Ferb”, “Tom the Tow Truck”, etc.) but I’ve caught the first two episodes of AMC’s “The Night Manager” on Amazon Prime. And it’s good. I think I’ll need to find the original John LeCarre book for further inspiration.
Reading: I’m still on my reading jag. Finished “Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys …” by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Verdict: Meh.); “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter” by Kate Clifford Larson (Verdict: Better); and just finished “Winter’s Bone” by Daniel Woodrell (Verdict: Uff da. Will need to read that one again.)
Fiction Update: Earlier this week, I talked a little about some character issues I’m having. Otherwise, I’m still slogging through my draft of “Dragonfly.”
2 thoughts on “Friday Fare: 1/13/17”
Friday the 13th. A bad day to decide to throw over your daytime job and cast off on a literary Odyssey in the leaky boat of the novelist. Once a year I go to Barnes & Noble, get a huge cup of coffee, look over the shipwrecks of a hundred authors on the bargain table, and remind myself that Odysseus set out with 600 men in 12 ships, and he was the only one who made it home — 10 years late and beaten to a pulp. Then his dog died. I’m just sayin’…