Season’s greetings

I think I live two lives.  There’s my normal life, and then there’s this strange side life that consists of hunching over the computer and trying to say things that matter.

The normal life generally wins.  But the strange side life hasn’t let go of me yet.

The good news: my editor has accepted my final edits/revisions, and it looks as if my second novel will see the light of day in Spring 2017.  Tentative title is The Half Wives.  I’m too close to it right now to be excited about it.  I hope the excitement returns later.  This one has been a long time in the works.  Very long.

The also good news: I already know what novel #3 is about.

And yet more good news: it’s Christmas, it’s Decatur, I love my job, I love my work.  I love the people in my life.  It is impossible to be depressed and grateful in one and the same moment.  I read that somewhere, and it’s true.



Obligatory post

This website is still here, and I am too.  And if an 8 month gap occurs between my last posting and my present one, so be it. I don’t think anyone noticed.

Cheers.  More to come, if the muse hits.  She’s been hitting hard but offline of late.


What would Annie Dillard think of the iCalendar?

Annie Dillard: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”