Three quick updates from my writing practice.
1. I was saddened to learn this week of the demise of a newspaper that was part of my life for a long time—since my childhood move to New Jersey decades ago. Over time, the New Jersey Jewish News published my Bat Mitzvah announcement, some of my earliest freelance book reviews, and, most recently, a beautiful profile on the occasion of Birthright‘s release and a launch event in my home congregation. I’m going to miss it.
2. Please save the date (Sunday, August 30). I’ve been invited to be the featured reader at Jerusalism’s next virtual open-mic event. Whether you’d like to read from your own work or just “lurk” in the background, please join us! (FYI: 8pm Jerusalem time = 1pm, New York time.)
3. I’ve heard back about that pitch I mentioned two weeks ago. The bad news: The answer was “no.” The good news: The editor, with whom I’ve worked before, gave me some helpful clues about new directions in the publication’s needs (in this case, regarding book-related content). I’ll be pitching this editor again. Meantime, I sent out another pitch (elsewhere), and I’m cooking up more.
What’s new in your writing practice?