I haven’t known how to tell you this, but I’m taking a two week vacation. And I’ve been too busy to rope in any guest bloggers and The Hose is finishing her own book, so this blog is on ice until June 25. I’m heading out for the 87th Annual Miniature Golf Championships in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin to defend my title. For reading, I’m taking Patricia Bosworth’s biography of Marlon Brando, maybe The Marriage Plot by Eugenides because I’m told there’s a bi-pole character and I like to see how badly writers fuck that up. I want to take the Harbach, but it’s too big for my bag. I might reread THe ENd of the Affair because it makes me feel so gutted. I hope you have a great two weeks. I hope something surprising happens: an editor is interested in your novel, you change the tense in your story and it takes off, your meds kick in, Steven Soderbergh options your magazine article, you get a fan letter. As my UK agent says, I love you and leave you.
If you feel like dropping in from time to time, leave one sentence (entirely out of context) from something you’ve written that day. If you like. Hope to see when I come back (with the trophy). Love, Betsy
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