I haven't written on my blog in one and a half eons because I'm actually trying to write my book. And check me out, I didn't even put quotes around book this time! Between writing about Richmond's social scene for the Style display-ad department (maybe we'll dissect that irony later), taking bizarre spiritual movement classes for my Belle column, interviewing people who paint ceilings for homestyle, trying to keep track of the plots (or lack thereof) of 14 1/2 books at a time for book reviews, author interviews, vcu first novelist judging events, etc and et al, I just don't have the time I used to. Actually, I didn't used to have the time either. I just fell into time backwards and it carried me for a while.
But! Thanks to my dear friend who is 1/3 agent, 1/3 professor, 1/3 scooter riding hellion, 100% writer and all woman, I now have a plan!!
Last Sunday we sat down on her couch and broke it down.
9 manilla folders.
5 color-coded sticky note pads.
1205 Hillside Avenue,
1202 Hillside Avenue.
At last it is beginning to coalesce.
Maybe it is becoming what it already was.
In any case, I am looking for 2 days and a free hotel to carry it there just a little bit faster.