The books I ordered have finally arrived! Now I can finally send free copies to the folks who helped me decide on a cover. Remember, if you still haven’t sent me your address, please do so at angelatungwriter AT gmail DOT com.
In writing news, I was very glad to learn from this article that “famous authors tend to write only for 4 hours during the morning, leaving the rest of the day for rest and recuperation.” Woot! And here I was kicking myself for pooping out with my writing by 2 PM. And I’m always more productive when I’m pressed for time.
In Hunger Games (squeeee!) news, Entertainment Weekly has Jennifer Lawrence-as-Katniss on its cover this week. At first I was really disappointed not to see Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit as Katniss, but now I’m satisfied with Jennifer (I’m sure she and the movie producers care).
As for what I’m reading now, I finished The Devil’s Rooming House, which after a slow start, turned out to be all right. I’m curious to watch Arsenic and Old Lace now, and see how it compares with the true, gruesome story.
I’ve finally started tackling the stack of literary magazines I’ve acquired over the months. An amazing essay I just read was Judith Kroll’s “Happy Families”. It’s beautiful and haunting, and inspires me to write something like it. You should read it if you get the chance.
Speaking of must-reads, tonight fellow Nervous Breakdown writer, Jessica Anya Blau, is reading at City Lights from her hilarious novel, Drinking Closer to Home. If you follow my blog regularly, you know I don’t go around calling every book I read a “must-read.” But Jessica’s really is. It’s funny, moving, and I just loved the characters. Again, inspires me to write something like it. And if you’re in San Francisco, you should go to the reading. I totally am.
So that’s three hours of writing. Just one more to go. ;)