Thoughts about my writing week are over here. And be sure to check out litlove’s post about her week of thinking about and working on her new book about mothering.
If you are feeling the need to do some confessing (whining, moaning, bragging, fantasizing are all okay too!) about your writing week, go sign up at the Literate Kitten‘s blog. I like reading these posts. They’re fun and inspiring.
And one other thing: You’ll notice there are a lot of pages at the top of my blog. I’ve added a new one called “Reading.” It’s a list of what I’m reading, with some notes about why I’m reading what I am and what I find there. Much of my reading is related to my writing — for example, I’ve been thinking a lot about short stories, and about clean, clear, third person narratives (which is what I aim for). The Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (and I picked up Recapitulation for good measure) seemed to speak to that. My next novel has a lot of echoes of Shakespearean comedy, and the only one I haven’t re-read recently is The Taming of the Shrew, so I checked that out. If you’re interested in this sort of thing, that page will be updated every few days.