Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In the next few weeks

I've been home for six glorious weeks, knitting and cooking and reading and writing and hanging with Annabelle and (too briefly) Sam. 

What I've knit:
Two dishrags
One hat
One scarf
and I've wound 7 skeins of yarn to knit the confetti scarf from Purl Soho

What I've read:
Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio
Someone by Alice McDermott
The latest by Tana French
several books to blurb
and re-reads of many short stories, including "In Dreams Become Responsibilities" by Delmore Schwartz

I've packed the new stories by Edith Pearlman and the memoir The Fall to take to Florida with me. 

Which leads to my next point: time to hit the road again. 

Heading to teach at one of my favorite places to be, Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College. Every January I spend a lovely, exciting, hardworking, hard partying week there. Last year I arrived with pneumonia, and still managed to have fun!

Then in early February I have the great honor of attending the Jerusalem Book Festival. You can imagine how excited I am for that! My first trip to Jerusalem!

But lots of at home time too in the upcoming months. So I can finish my new novel! On the home stretch with it, which is always thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.