Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Pretty pleased for myself with progress made over the weekend on a freelance assignment. (In other words: I am no longer worried about meeting my end-of-month deadline.)

2. Over the past week or so, two other writers have very generously reached out to me concerning opportunities that they thought might interest me (for my own writing practice—not for publicizing). I was so, so touched. (One of the opportunities wasn’t right for me, but I am following up with the other one.)

3. Just as I expected, so much of what was shared in last Sunday’s kidlit-focused Storytime Solidarity/Association of Jewish Libraries “How to Be an Ally to Jewish Patrons & Students (Even in a Non-Jewish Neighborhood)” impressed me as relevant beyond kidlit—and, for that matter, beyond library work. (For example: Please, please, PLEASE consider the calendar when you are planning your major events!) At least until someone produces as smart a session aimed toward the writing-for-adults crowd, I recommend, highly, the session video and handout.

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