Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. I received an absolutely wonderful messages from a newsletter subscriber this week. (I’ll share it in full within the “Success Stories” section in the next issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0, which I’m proofreading and preparing to go out to subscribers on Friday; if you’re not yet a subscriber, sign up now!)

2. Managed to get a revision of my kidlit (picture-book) manuscript to my critique group on schedule (yay!), and I’m looking forward to this weekend’s meeting to discuss it.

3. Vive Gary/Ajar! As some of you know, there’s a special place in my heart for the French writer Romain Gary (aka Émile Ajar). So an unexpected allusion to his work in a movie that I streamed this week—each table at a wedding reception is named for the title of a Gary/Ajar book, except for one, and the mistake leads to a brief exchange between the event organizer and one of his staff—was, perhaps inexplicably, noteworthy and memorable.

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