Postcard from Tucson

Another week, another 7,000 words down. Not so bad, really considering I was swept into the maelstrom of vacationing with family in Arizona for the Thanksgiving holiday. By the way, happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – all about food, family, fun, and gratitude. You can’t do better than that for a holiday. My two sistersContinue reading “Postcard from Tucson”

Advantages of Having Written One Novel, However Lousy and Unpublishable

One of my mom friends (Ms. Connect-the-Dots) and I are going to see New Moon tomorrow morning. And I am not ashamed. I know Stephenie Meyer has her share of detractors, but I think it’s an amazing accomplishment on her part to have tapped into a fantasy that so many people can participate in. What’sContinue reading “Advantages of Having Written One Novel, However Lousy and Unpublishable”

Cool Quote from Cormac McCarthy

I don’t know about you all, but I loved The Road and can’t wait to see the movie. Just read the recent interview with Cormac McCarthy in the Wall Street Journal. McCarthy says: Creative work is often driven by pain. It may be that if you don’t have something in the back of your headContinue reading “Cool Quote from Cormac McCarthy”

First “Real” Post

Hi there. I’ve decided to launch this writing blog/website to link to my published writing and give more information about my unpublished projects. Years ago, I used to do a blog called Strange Violin Music, and I liked that title and its rationale, so I’ve decided to revive it here. I’ve also imported a fewContinue reading “First “Real” Post”

Why ‘Strange Violin Music’

Fremde Geige, gehst du mir nach? In wieviel fernen Städten schon sprach deine einsame Nacht zu meiner? (Strange violin, are you following me? In how many far cities has your solitary night spoken already to mine?) – “Der Nachbar” Auf welches Instrument sind wir gespannt? Und welcher Geiger hat uns in der Hand? O süßesContinue reading “Why ‘Strange Violin Music’”