Seeing Fannie

As I was saying when I was so rudely interrupted-- Never mind. The section that vanished when the wireless network disappeared concerned A. S. Byatt's Possession. It's a magnificent novel. My comments were anything but. So I'll quit while I'm ahead. Now to the update on Fannie Flagg: I heard Ms. Flagg speak last Saturday … Continue reading Seeing Fannie

Books in Progress

Baker, Russ. Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, American's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009. Flagg, Fannie. I Still Dream About You: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2010. Jacobs, A. J. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible … Continue reading Books in Progress

My hero(es)

William is curled up in my clothes closet, either napping or plotting an outrage. He looks so darling, wearing his little orange cream striped pajamas, that I'd like to post a photo of him here. But then you, Gentle Reader, would know more about my closet than would be good for either of us. Moving … Continue reading My hero(es)

Humility check

In the previous post, I wrote a paean to myself in honor of receiving a positive critique in a recent manuscript contest. I was shameless. Because the judge wrote Fannie Flagg twice on the score sheet, I used the name five times in my anthem. I was moved to lavish self-aggrandizement by memory of my … Continue reading Humility check

Thank you for noticing.

For the past month and more, my writing has been on hold. There are two reasons for the lapse. First, I've been short on energy. Second, I've been afraid I don't have what it takes to read a novel, much less write one. Fear played off lethargy. Lethargy played off fear. I played Bejeweled. Bejeweled … Continue reading Thank you for noticing.