Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
Three quick updates from my desk.
1. Still feeling pretty overwhelmed by…everything. But I am managing to (occasionally) accomplish small things.
For instance, I’ve been working on updates to my c.v. Which has caused me to realize that I haven’t yet shared the beautiful, recently unveiled cover to this forthcoming anthology:
I’m proud to have had an essay (“Before Sunrise,” published in Brevity back in 2013) selected for inclusion in this volume. The book should be out in November, and you can read more about it on the Rose Metal Press website.
2. I’m preparing for my next “appearance”: Before this month’s over, I’ll be moderating an upcoming keynote session for the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)’s first digital conference. I’m looking forward to it! (FYI: As far as I know, it’s not going to be streamed for the public; you need to be registered for the conference to catch it.)
3. An area where I haven’t been making much progress: my aspirations for becoming a kidlit author (with a focus on Jewish history/biography). But over the past week I’ve taken some inspiration (and some tbr titles for closer study/”reading as a writer”) from this excellent piece by one of my AJL friends, Lisa Silverman: “Recommended Children’s Books About Little-Known Jewish Heroes.”