Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. AWP

Lots of writers received news in recent days from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) concerning the fate of their session proposals for the upcoming annual conference. In my case, the proposal I was part of was not accepted. (My co-panelists are mulling over the possibility of pitching a “roundtable” style article on our would-be session topic, which is connected to book promotion. We shall see.)

Truthfully, I’m not all that disappointed.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. Birthright updates! I’ve received a beautiful cover design from my publisher—it requires a couple of tweaks, but I hope to be able to share it with you soon.

Meantime, the final manuscript (which I managed to hand in a bit before deadline) has been returned to me in layout form. I’m spending the rest of this week reviewing that (along, of course, with just a few other projects!). (more…)

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

Photo by Jody Christopherson.

1. The finish line (or perhaps I should say, a finish line) is in view! I’m wrapping up everything that’s due (soon!) to my publisher to move the Birthright collection into production.

One thing that I think is settled: the author photo for the back cover! (Gratitude to photographer Jody Christopherson and makeup artist Jody Formica. FYI: I connected with this dynamic duo through my friend Julia Knobloch, who worked with them a few months earlier; Do Not Return, Julia’s debut poetry collection, will be out from Broadstone Books on July 1, and I can’t wait for my pre-ordered copy to arrive. (more…)