Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress

Some writerly-readerly highlights from the past week:

  • Met Gary Shteyngart! At a conversation between Sasha Senderovich and him that took place at Baruch College of The City University of New York.
  • Received  Missouri Review contributor copies including my most recent review-essay.
  • Spent a quality weekend morning drinking coffee & talking writing with a friend.
  • Received another rejection for my aforementioned humor piece.
  • Continued to submit my aforementioned humor piece.
  • Received an invitation to give a talk to writers on the subject of writing contests.
  • Finished reading a remarkable novel.
  • Put some finishing touches on the November issue of The Practicing Writer.
  • Not a whole lot of actual writing there, alas. (I could enumerate some of my “day job” activities, including “writing a new blog post,” but I’ve opted not to go into detail re: that work.)

    How about you and your week?

    4 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress

    1. Clive Collins says:

      Hello Erika,

      The best thing about my week so far was picking up an anthology of war writing (fiction) by American authors in a secondhand book store here in Tokyo. There is much to enjoy in the selection and I’ve read two brilliant pieces that were new to me: “A Short Wait Between Trains” by Robert McLaughlin (which is the anthology’s title story) and “The Burning” by Eudora Welty.

      Not this week, strictly speaking, but I had a bit of flash fiction put out on the web last Thursday. (

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thursday is within the last week, Clive! And thank you for sharing that intriguing story!

    2. Clare Sweeney says:

      Hi, Erica,
      This week has been busy with final edits and taking some additional photos for a children’s book. After much thought, I finally decided to self publish it and met with a representative from Shire’s Press last week. “Practicing Writing” has been instrumental in guiding me through the writing and publishing process and I just wanted to offer a big ” Thanks” to you and everyone who offered invaluable advice to this novice through PW.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Many congratulations to you, Clare!

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