Just a few leetle things, most of which I've already shared on twitter, but things flit by so quickly there:
- I have completed all (I think/hope/believe) my stuff for the Bluegrass Writers Studio residency, including a looong lecture, written then extensively rewritten. Oh, process, you're so adorably consistent. A reminder that even if it's cold, if you're in the Lexington area you should COME OUT to my reading Saturday night, 7:30 p.m, should you feel so inclined. I'm not saying there will be interpretive dance, but I'm not saying there won't. (Don't get your hopes up on that score. Perhaps a little punchy from finishing a novel draft, a review, a long crit, and a lecture in the last three days. Whee!)
- I think I forgot to mention the other thing I did over the holidays, which was watch every episode of Hart of Dixie to date. Sort of a cross between Northern Exposure and Gilmore Girls, but with its own voice. Great characters, highly fun. First season's on Netflix Instant.
- Laini Taylor shares a great process snapshot. When the revelation is the revelation and isn't, at the same time.
- Loved this beautiful story from Tim Wynne-Jones about a local deer hunter who wanted to use some of his family property.
- Lois Lowry profile; it's a good one. Don't know how I missed this.
- Wise post from Sara Zarr on romancing the writing, and gratitude.
- Indie bookstores had a good holiday; Shelf Awareness takes a look (including lots of comments from the fab Jamie Layton from Duck's Cottage Downtown on Roanoke Island, one of the bookstores of my heart).
- Ed Champion has made a documentary that you simply cannot miss. Behold! Shteyngart Blurbs. From Ed's description: "The doc features conversations with effusive editors, peppy pundits, cranky critics, dashing cover designers, the man who created the Tumblr devoted to Gary's blurbs, and many of the authors blurbed by Gary. We learn the stories behind the blurbs, reveal the blurb's secret history, and consider the blurb's place in American life."
- And hey, finally, look at this happy-making little tweet from yesterday:
Hey check it out! @gwenda made the @oblongbooks December bestseller list (both stores combined): #yaybookslockerz.com/s/274336581
— jennifer laughran (@literaticat) January 3, 2013