I received two interesting emails this morning. One from a writing student who participated in a class I taught last summer, and one from Fresh Fiction, a website for book lovers. Fresh Fiction generously reminded me I have a book coming out tomorrow . . .
EEEEEEK. . . .
Okay, I KNEW I had a book coming out in September, but somehow the summer flew by. Between finishing Sunset Bridge, the sequel to Happiness Key and Fortunate Harbor, entertaining family and enjoying programming here at Chautauqua Institution, the reissue of Iron Lace, published originally in 1996, just crept up on me. Now it’s about to hit bookshelves, and probably has in many places. In a year with several reissues and two original novels, somehow Iron Lace didn’t receive the nudge from me it deserved.
The second email, from my student, was a writing question. He wanted to know why, now that he’s got almost 45,000 words written on his novel, his enthusiasm has dwindled. Is that normal? What should he do? (more…)