(First of all, congratulations to Donna in Ohio for winning the copy of The Lavender Menace I gave away on Goodreads. If you’re reading this, I hope you enjoy the book!)
I can tell that it’s getting close to the end of the semester, because I’m getting less sleep and drinking more coffee. It feels like I’m burning my candle at the wrong end and someone keeps blowing out the match when I try to light it, anyway. I’m also making more lists—both to keep track of what I need to get done and also because if I don’t it feels like I’m accomplishing nothing. It’s gotten to the point where, if I’ve finished something that’s not on the list, I will write it on the list just so I can have the satisfaction of checking it off.
Hey, I never said that anything I do makes sense.
The pace should start picking up with production of my next novel in the coming month or so. There’ll be page proofs and cover proofs and jeez, how am I going to go about promoting this? Sometimes, it feels like I’ll never get the hang of that.
But, I do have a few ideas.
Meanwhile, I can’t stop watching this one-minute vignette starring Oprah Winfrey. It’s just a couple lines of dialogue written by Sarah Polley, an unassuming set and some gorgeous lighting, and her rather amazing presence. It’s amazing, isn’t it, how much story you can fit into such a short span of time and so few words. All of these vignettes would make good writing prompts.
Which gives me an idea….