Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Accountability: Pass It On

Remember when I told you last week that I was struggling with an essay? And that maybe if I promised all of you to have a draft finished in time to report it this week, that would happen?

Guess what? IT DID.

Accountability. It works! (But before I get too carried away—I have yet to hear back from an editor who had expressed interest in the initial idea. I’m sure the essay still needs work. The question is: how much/what kind?)

Mazal Tov

This Friday (September 1) will mark the official launch of Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion. I’ve been proud to complement the in-house publicity efforts for this work, and I want to wish the author a hearty congratulatory Mazal Tov as the book formally meets readers. (Speaking of—check out the tour schedule.)

Emergency Resources

Last, but definitely not least: It’s hard not to be thinking about what’s been going on in Texas.

It has been a very long time since I updated the lis of emergency resources (including grants) for writers that I assembled more than a decade ago. So for now, I’m going to point you to this much more recent article by Lisa McGreevy. I hope that no one who is reading this needs it. But writers live in Texas, too.

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Lisa Romeo says:

    Glad you got your draft done. (My new computer, which I had been procrastinating about ordering, arrives today.)

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I was hoping that you’d update us, too! So glad we both lived up to our promises. Enjoy your new computer!

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