Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year: Read and Write!

Happy New Writing and Reading Year!

I had little trouble spending a gift card yesterday.  Nothing like finding writers I have never read.  Here are my purchases:

Suspended Sentences (Three novellas), Patrick Modiano, 2014 Nobel Prize winner  

Honeymoon, Patrick Modiano

Hopscotch, Blow-up and Other Stories, We Love Glenda So Much and Other Tales, Julio Cortazar

Vanessa and her Sister, Priya Parmar

How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman

What an eclectic selection, not related in any way that I know so far, except perhaps that Vanessa and her Sister is about the Bloomsbury group, rebels of  the Victorian era.

Reading and writing are so intertwined. When I'm reading, I'm thinking about writing and the reverse holds true as well.

Hopefully, I'll finish the first draft of my novel in 2015.  Then put it aside for a while and concentrate on short stories I might include in a new collection.

My new short story class at Edmonds Community College is scheduled to start Tuesday night, Jan. 6. 

Starting a busy literary New Year!  

I hope the same for all my fellow writers.

Progress On My Second Novel

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