Monday, January 11, 2010
Manic Monday Musings
NOT on my weekend to-do list was getting a cat. Lo and behold, we have a cat. Flipper is our new family 'baby', a 5 month buff-colored male with the sweetest disposition. Officially my son's pet, Flipper has a writer's soul; he leaps onto my desk and pads across my (open) laptop. Off to purchase a squirt bottle...
Jon Strother's twitter phenom #FRIDAYFLASH has a Reader's Choice poll. I'm honored my flash SILVER BULLET, written in response to the DZANC Books Write-a-thon, made the cut along with so many other fabulous stories. So VOTE ====> HERE. At the least, settle in this cold wintry night and enjoy the reads.
THE WRITING... PURE, PURE, PURE... hack-sawing my way through this novel, prepping for summer conferences. PURE is my only focus for the next 3 months.
THE READING... Gravity's Rainbow -- what else? Even on the second read, I'm finding so many fascinating tidbits missed the first time around. Nickname for poor Slothrop? Babe and bomb magnet. Also up -- Niffeneggers Her Fearful Symmetry, procured in kindle version for a mere FIVE BUCKOLAS.
I'll be traveling this week, dialing for grant dollars in the South. Write hard, live harder... Peace, Linda