Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Year's End - Writing News, Books

Hello. It is nearly Christmas 2008. Hope this finds you well.

Currently, I am beginning to revise and rework a very rough draft of my first novel. There’s over 60,000 words to go through and I need to write more. I keep reminding myself that writing is rewriting. Recently, I am assisting a Baltimore-based small press edit some manuscripts. Well, really I am a reader, going through a few manuscripts to find some “gems.” This proves to be interesting and educational.

My other recent writing projects have been minimal but rewarding. A review of My Morning Jacket’s DC-area show is up on Popmatters.com, a well-respected, oft-quoted (by BBC, PBS, NPR…) music and culture website. Also, last spring I was a featured poet-reader as part of Towson University English Department’s Spring Reading Series. That was fun and an honor.
Currently I am reading some inspirational writing: Jon Krakauer’s INTO THE WILD and Bernard Malamud’s THE ASSISTANT. One non-fiction (the story of Chris McCandless) and the other a novel.

As poet Clarinda Harriss says, "Onward!"

Please see the right sidebar for links to my writing. Peace.