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I just finished your book this morning! Wow.
I mean, I loved the first three quarters- there were moments I actually laughed out loud. It was cute, smart, funny... But that epilogue! Holy crap! That killed me. It could have gone on and on and I would have still been laying in my bed at 3 pm reading it and ignoring my family.
Your writing is so warm and open, I felt like I was just hanging out talking with my best friend. What a great talent- to be able to convey that kind of feeling to your reader.
"i personally like a good mess. whether it's in a memoir, or in my bedroom... or my kitchen.
i don't want all tied up neatly, or perfect or saying the right things because someone might get offended. i do, i admit, like sometimes for there to be a trail of toilet paper....
cause then i know life has been lived."
I LOVE THAT! You rock!
Man, I missed a few days of logging on to She Writes and WOW- Seems like a lot happened and who the hell is Nanette????
Ha ha ha
I am loving your blog, and your book- almost done. then I'm giving it to my writer friend Cindy Sleman who follows your blog too. I'm going to let her read it but then I'm going to make sure she buys her own copy!!!
Rock on girl.
Wowa girl, you are busy! I have been writing in my journal and writing memoir for 30+ years and am getting tired of writing about myself, so started writing poetry, but it ended up also being memoir. I've just edited a book coming out this month, WRITERS AND THEIR NOTEBOOKS. Was a fun project, but am really needing a literary change. I'm trying to decide between humor writing or studying Buddhism, since I realized that Clooney is beyond my reach, even though I know someone who knows him!
Hi Amy, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send me an e-mail, so that I can have a way of contacting you, I will send you the questions for the interview. I will later post those on my blog.
Would you be willing to be interviewed on my blog, Lessons from the Monk I Married?? I'd love to somehow chat more. Are you in the Seattle area? I'm new to this She Writes and still looking for writers with common interests.
Your book was published through Seals Press. I'm working with a former Editor of Seals Press now...would love to chat. My book and blog are called Lessons from the Monk I Married, about my 13-year journey with my husband, a former Korean Buddhist monk. I've added you as a friend.
it's october and i JUST read your reply to me back in august. i've overwhelmed myself with too much social networking. amy friedman sent me an invite to the pacific palisades reading on oct. 15. it's quite a drive for me on a weeknight but i will bend every effort to make it there. thank you for responding to my post about my mother. i am intrigued to read your book.
I've decided to do NaNoWriMo in November...I've never done it before. Upon asking many questions as to whether or not I should finish my novel during this month or start a new project, I got mixed ideas.
Some have said to start something new because its easier to write on something new with out that editor within. But, others have said to start at a point in the novel where I felt good about where it was going and go from there...stifling the editor within (so hard to do). I only sent you a portion of what I have written...would you like the rest?
I'm lost still. I badly want to finish it but I also want to keep producing rather than being froze. Does this make sense?
I'm going to send you a longer response. This is a huge project that I would love to find a home for...your offer is astoundingly generous. I am very involved with moving women's voices forward. You can learn more about me through www.womenreadingaloud.org.
"It's great to hear how others approach drafting/revising! For my novel I had to begin with a timeline that I transferred onto index cards and pinned to a bulletin board, shifting them around as I progressed. This helped me keep track of time…"
"We also outline soem critical steps toward the ending and the ending. I see it like a director mapping out the scenes, though they may change. Also, I never quite finish a chapter so that I can pick up mid-point, which helps my train of…"
"Jumping in on the jumping ahead to the ending conversation, I do a version of this, which is to outline to the ending after I have about three chapters, so I have an idea where I'm going. I sometimes change directions, but I find it comforting…"