All this drama reminded me that I hadn’t posted for a while...
Write about needles. Pine, pins and, dentists (ugh), sewing, knitting, being needled—whatever comes first to mind.
Write for 11 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to go there, even if it hurts (clearly this writing exercise can vaccinate you against fall gloom).
Post your writing in the comments section below (for any newbies who don’t already know). In class, the writings had a remarkable connection to each other—it charged the class with ideas and interest, and no one got hurt.
In other news, if you’re in northern NJ and would like to come meet me in person, come to the Ramsey Public Library in Ramsey, New Jersey on Sunday, November 16th at 2pm. Here are driving directions to the library.
The event is free, and I’m hoping for some of the amazing questions I’ve had at book groups lately.
Come! Tell me you read the blog!
And, as always, I’d be happy to sign bookplates if any of you would like to get your holiday shopping wrapped up early with signed copies of The Other Mother. Just send me an email with your name, address, and what you’d like me to write. I’ve been sending them out by the dozen, and it feels great to know more people will be reading about Thea and Amanda and hopefully feeling just a little more compassionate toward other mothers everywhere.