Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. In case you were wondering: The critique session that I mentioned last week did happen on Sunday, and IT WENT WELL. There’s a lot of work to do on my picture-book ms. (A lot.) But everyone was so constructive with their feedback, and the idea behind my project received so much validation. I’m extremely encouraged to continue.

2. I also mentioned last week that I’d received an essay assignment. I’ve been working on that project, and will continue to do so to meet my deadline (next Monday).

3. And as I also mentioned last week: I spent a lot of time this past week re-acquainting myself with Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited ahead of a book-club discussion that took place last night. Especially if you’re also a fan of the novel, I recommend this podcast episode, recorded last spring for the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication. I loved listening to it!

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."

4 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. The day Louise Gluck won the Nobel Prize you published an essay about -something like – being just an ordinary good writer. How can I find that? I didn’t get to read it that day.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      It’s linked in last week’s Finds: https://www.erikadreifus.com/2020/10/finds-for-writers-37/.

  2. Thanks, Erika. And I just read your article from a few years ago and liked it very much. And I never heard of Fig Tree Books until I read your bio – I don’t know how that happened. Now I’ve signed up for its newsletter.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Well, that’s an old essay. I haven’t been with FTB for a few years, now.

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