Do you have some of your best writing thoughts in the middle of the night? Me too!
The other night I jotted this: “The bracelet is more like a business transaction.” Granted, that only makes sense to me in the context of a story I’m working on that isn’t about environmental influences on goose rearing, but if you have your own version of this nocturnal epiphany, you get why I got excited upon finding this scrawl in the morning. If you share your night lines, we’ll make a found poem.
Last night my dog took it to a new level by crying to go out and eat grass at 2 a.m. (Backstory: pampered doggie with fussy tummy, no real grass in my unlandscaped backyard, no getting away from her whining in my ear since we sleep together.)
So as we strolled along, Chloe happily munching grass, I had a good 20-minutes of semi-wakefulness in which to head write. You’d think with all that bonus time I’d have come up with something really useful.
Nope. I got nothing. I hope you had better luck.
- Krys Lee’s reading Wednesday night in Seattle was stellar! Check out the Drifting House story collection at KrysLee.com.
- Poet and Squaw alum Scot Siegel just released his latest book of poetry, Thousands Flee California Wildflowers. Way to go, Scot!
- Some of us have talked in class about Heidi Durrow’s debut novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. Heidi’s book just became Portland’s Everyone Reads 2012 pick—so well deserved! Heidi will also be back in Seattle on February 21, at UW. You can get on her newsletter e-mail at heidiwdurrow.com.
- WIWA is seeking volunteers to help at the March 3-4 conference on Whidbey Island. See http://www.nila.edu/wiwc/.
- I’ll be at Village Books at 4 p.m. today talking about the how-to-write-children’s-books class at WWU.
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xo Laurel Leigh