Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Earlier this week I sent a revised version of my picture-book manuscript to an editor who’d shared several suggestions after reading an earlier iteration—plus willingness to reconsider the story after revision. So I am waiting. Nervously! And hopefully.

2. Meantime, a delightful and gratifying surprise came my way when I read Karen E.H. Skinazi’s new article on “Twenty-First Century Jewish Literature by Women in the U.S.” on the Jewish Women’s Archive website. (Spoiler: I’m mentioned within, for Quiet Americans: Stories!)

3. And I’ve been putting final touches on the July issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0, which will go out to subscribers today.

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

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Barbara Baer says:

    Congrats, Erika, on being part of US Jewish women’s writing in Jewish Women’s Archive. that’s a true honor. I can well understand your unease and unhappiness at the state of all we hold dear…keep writing to us, your readers, what you feel. The brief interview with David Grossman is a great help clearing one’s head, not because it offers an false hope but for its clarity and truthfulness.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Appreciate your comment, Barbara. Thank you.

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