Monday, March 01, 2010
Plotting a New Course at ERWA
Say what, it's March already? You know what that means--another installment of my sex-food-and-writing column, "Cooking Up a Storey." You may have noticed last month I moved to a new address in Author's Resources. That's because I'm trying to focus on this new novel and I figured if I kept a sort of journal of my process, the column would be less distracting from my work. Perhaps more importantly, I'm hoping that by going public, I'll be embarrassed into actually making some progress. It's rather like one of those diet features in a women's magazine where you're weighed in every month for all of America. That would keep my hand out of the cookie jar (and you know how much I like cookies).
Anyway, if you're interested in some second-time-around strategies for novel writing, check out "Trying to Get the Feeling: Barry Manilow, “Successful” Passions, and “Let-the-Feelings-Flow” Almond Cake." Regular visitors will remember the recipe, but it's still just as tasty and just as fail-proof as ever. Fingers crossed writing this novel will be the same.
Also check out Ashley Lister's wonderful interview with Neve Black. You might find yourself heading off to your favorite cocktail lounge with a copy of Anais Nin--and who knows what adventures await you?