Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. After last week’s post, I finally took a deep breath and looked at the feedback and suggestions I’d asked for on my poetry manuscript. Lo and behold: The experience wasn’t as rough as I had worried that it might be! In fact, I was motivated to get to work on revisions and edits, and I’m feeling pretty good about the whole thing at the moment.

2. Also this week: I’ve spent a chunk of time preparing the September issue of The Practicing Writer, which I expect to have out to subscribers just in time for the weekend. (Not yet a subscriber? More info/instructions here.)

3. Writers’ Night at the Movies: Last evening I caught up with a writer friend I hadn’t seen for a while. We’re both fans of Meg Wolitzer’s work, so we opted to go check out “The Wife,” the new film based on Wolitzer’s novel of the same title. Which I wrote about way back when (December 2007, to be exact) for The Writer magazine. I think it’s safe to say we’d both recommend it!

Brief summary of Meg Wolitzer’s THE WIFE for an article on novels and short stories about writers & writing.

So that’s the news from here. What’s happening in your writing practice?