Friday Fare: Black Friday Edition (11/24/17)

I’m currently working on a short story. Although this blog post was published in August, it has some timely information about short stories and the importance of nailing your ending.

I’ve read this before and I’ve probably posted this before (because I have a documented girl crush on Tina Fey), but this article came up in my Facebook feed recently and I wanted to read it again.  This part is particularly resonating with me as I think about my journey with my novel “Dragonfly”:  “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s eleven-thirty.”

This is one of those recipes that make me think “I can do that.”  And I probably can, but man … I need to clone myself if I think that such culinary excellence is in my near future.

 

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Listening: As I’m writing this, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are crooning from my laptop speakers.  People think I’m joking, but the Sound of Music soundtrack is my “getting sh*t done” music.

Reading: Still reading Sherman Alexie’s memoir “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”  Finished Wendy Webb’s “The End of Temperance Dare.”  And wow – that one gave me some bad dreams.  In a good way.

Writing Life: “Dragonfly” rewrites and churning away at a short story.  The short story is going better than the rewrites, but … I’m being creative.  That’s half the battle, right?

Have a good weekend, friends!

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