Thursday, April 24, 2008

Five Things I'm Looking Forward To

--Seeing dear friends who are coming to NYC this weekend. Always helpful and inspiring for me to spend time with them.

--Posting (soon, I hope!) another author profile I've written up for my "day job." Can't wait to point you to it.

--Receiving (also soon, I hope!) the next issue of TriQuarterly, which includes my story, "Matrilineal Descent."

--Mailing a hard copy of my collection ms to a publisher who seems quite interested in it (the e-copy went out last night, and no, I'm not going to reveal the publisher's identity at this time because yes, I worry about jinxing myself!). Please think good thoughts!

--Finishing up the May issue of our free monthly newsletter, which will go out to subscribers next week. I am very happy about the interview you'll find featured there (terrific author and terrific information about her residency experiences coming just in time for the summer residency season). Hope that piques your interest, and if you're not yet on our confidential mailing list, remember that it's not too late to subscribe and receive the issue yourself!

3 comments:

deonne said...

I'm sending good thoughts to you from Taos, NM - best of luck on the manuscript, Erika!

And thanks, as always, for the inspiration to reprioritize my writing - I need to tone down the distraction of my non-writing activities if I want to become a better writer and get my words out there. Your blog helps me do that.

Lisa R. said...

Lots of good stuff here. Enjoy and good luck and can't wait to hear more...

Erika D. said...

Thank you so much, Deonne and Lisa. (And Deonne: I have fond memories of Taos and the Summer Writers' Conference I attended there some years back! Beautiful place.)