I shouldn’t complain, because it’s spring – which, in Minnesota, means anything from blizzard conditions to 80-degree weather. But man … I am ready for some sunshine.
Beverly Cleary turns 100 on the 12th. While she wasn’t my favorite writer when I was a kid, I fondly remember Ramona and Beezus, her long suffering sister.
I’m frequently critical of the media, but this reporter just kicks ass.
Two of my fellow Mystery Writers of America-Midwest members are nominated for this year’s Mary Higgins Clark Award, Jungle Red Writers did an awesome round-up with all of the nominees to get their take on how their stories fit the MHC criteria.
This article had life advice for struggling artists. A wonderful, wonderful piece.
Finally – a Ramen Burger? Yes please.
Listening to: I literally just started streaming this album from Sturgill Simpson. But I think I like it. A lot.
Reading: I’m currently reading to inform – re-read “Interview with a Vampire” to find out how Anne Rice made the world of Louis and Lestat real enough to give this world staying power some 40 years later. A book about exorcism. Some books about the writing craft (I finished “Revision and Self Editing” by James Scott Bell. “Plot Perfect” by Paula Munier is next.). I have Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and Stephen King’s “IT” out from the library – again, how do the masters build their worlds?
Fiction Update: I want to write “editing, editing, editing.” But this week hasn’t been kind for my fictional pursuits. I will not despair, I’m just looking ahead to Sunday when I can devote a large, unbroken amount of time to my work.
Happy weekend, friends!