1. TWO MORE DAYS! Are you going to make it? Is anyone done (besides Ilima who finished two weeks ago). How did it go? How do you feel? Anyone want to guest post and tell us about your nanowrimo experience? Maybe motivate (or discourage) those of us who didn’t have it in us this year?
2. I’m revisiting short stories. Yesterday I read a few by TC Boyle and Virginia Woolf. I also read the Rocking Horse Winner which I don’t seem to be getting away from. Do you have any favorite short story writers? I’m thinking of starting an online short story club. Short stories are HARD to write and offer a crash course in character, plotting, word choice, rhythm, etc. We could read one a month and dissect the thing. I’d love any recommendations. I’m planning to go to Barnes and Noble and read the latest O Henry collection to try to get myself back up to speed but any help would be much appreciated.
3. We are also planning a Christmas writing advent beginning on December 1st so check in on Saturday while you are stringing up your lights and singing Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer (which is a horrible horrible song).