Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. I loved, loved, loved my visit with members of a synagogue reading group last Thursday to talk about two of the stories in Quiet Americans. What a treat for me. (We were so busy gabbing that I didn’t get a chance to ask these generous and enthusiastic readers to help me out with online reviews, but I’ll try to remember to bring that up when I meet with them again next week, when we’ll talk about one more story, plus some of the poems in Birthright.)

2. Aiming to get a revision of my kidlit manuscript ready for my critique group. It’s due Sunday, for discussion the following weekend.

3. Are you on Clubhouse? (Do you know what Clubhouse is?) I’ve tiptoed onto the platform, mainly, so far, to listen in on conversations about Jewish books and articles. (There was a great one Monday night about the book I plan to read after I finish the one I’m reading right now.) I have yet to go “on stage” in any way whatsoever, and I really don’t think I know my way around the app. So when I received this invitation for a free “MasterClass,” I signed up. It’s happening later this morning.

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