Hello all! I will get to comments later, but I don't want to delay the new writing practice topic, which came out of this week's in-person Just Write workshop:
Here's your writing practice topic for this week!
Read the writing practice guidelines. Stretch your fingers. Start with this sentence (fill in the blank):
Yesterday, she lost her __________ (mind, toothbrush, virginity, camera, best friend...)
Write for 8 minutes.
Thanks to all who've posted -- some exciting stuff!
On a side note, I visited a Rockaway MOMS Club book group this week and the discussion was fascinating: not all stay-at-home moms empathized more with Thea, the stay-at-home mom in The Other Mother, and not all working moms with Amanda, but the group was split about evenly between empathy for the two. I heard some amazing mom stories, and I hope some of the attendees will find their way to join us here.
Meanwhile, if you have (or know of) a book group that might be interested in The Other Mother, let them know I'm willing to visit in person (if you're geographically close) or via speakerphone--or that I'd be happy to answer questions online. The book really lends itself to discussion. Of course, the first question in Rockaway was about The Kiss.
Happy week, all!