It's been a busy month so far, so here's a quick rundown of stuff that been going on:
My kids and I spent some time with my sister and parents in Vancouver, BC. I have to say, that's one beautiful city. The lush green parks, clean beaches (right in the city), and awesome transportation options (public or otherwise), made the experience simply lovely. It is refreshing to be in a city with a citizenry that seems kinder, and simply nicer, in the way they do and say things. Plus, I discovered my new favorite cocktail, the Caesar!
In July, I submitted the first page of my current work-in-progress to Kathy Temean's Free Fall Friday Critique feature. The agent critiquing was Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency. My piece was one of those chosen for the feature. You can read the submissions and Ms. Bent's critiques here. Needless to say, I am feeling very encouraged.
I got hooked on the TV show, The Killing. Thank God for Netflix, really. There's no way I could've waited days in between episodes. I am about to complete the very last season. No spoilers please!
I joined my very first book club. The first book we read was The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The second one was We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart. I wasn't able to attend the discussion for the second book, but all I can say about the book is, "Whoa." The next book is Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Yesterday, author, Sarah McCarry, wrote this piece on her blog. I felt the need to share it here because this is a prime example of writing that I find so powerful. Such moving words, with a voice I find so compelling. It all seems so deeply personal and makes me wonder what she is going through at this time. I hope all is well with her.