Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted–school, family, stuff etc. keeps me pretty busy but I am ecstatic to report that I have returned to writing/revising. I have set a goal of completing the novel manuscript by the end of the month and handing it over to a wonderful friend/reader. I hope to send it around to agents not long after that.
In other news:
Yesterday morning I was interviewed by my dear friend and colleague Kevin Meehan; he asked, as I can expect from him, such thoughtful and interesting questions. The time flew by and I couldn’t believe we went through three pages of questions. He hopes to submit the interview to a scholarly journal like MELUS or Callaloo. If anyone of you have other suggestions, please drop me a line or post a comment.
Earlier this week I met with the coordinator of a new book festival that will be hosted by the University of Central Florida on April 17, 2009. I gave him many suggestions for writers, particularly several of wonderful folks I had the pleasure of meeting at Bread Loaf in August. Ann Hood has been invited and agreed to attend–yea!.
Finally, for any local Orlando folks, remember that I have a reading/ booksigning at the UCF main campus bookstore on Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. Free bookmarks for everyone!