Aimless (Writingwise)

Since finishing the draft of Luke’s #1 Rule and starting school, I haven’t been working on any one writing project with any kind of dedication. Instead I’ve been working on lectures, writing morning pages, and drawing. Also dreaming on paper about what I want to happen next for my writing.

Yesterday I finally got to know my BIG class (35 people!) in Children’s Lit. More than half want to teach kindergarten, but probably six or seven of them said they want to write. A few said children’s books specifically, but most just said “I want to write.”

I decided on the spot that one of their essays can be a children’s story, and they were happy about that. So, working on rapport. It’s not easy. I’d really like to be home alone in my writing room. But venturing forth into the world is part of a writer’s work, too.

The only vaguely ambitious project I’ve taken on lately is sending a query for The Paris Notebook to The Wild Rose Press.


  1. Did I tell you that I love your title — The Paris Notebook –? Makes me want to jump into the book! Other than writing for my blog, and a few notes on a memoir, I am in the same place you are. I have so many “events” to plan for — upcoming writers’ conferences, etc. — that I just can’t seem to get in the “start something new” mode when it comes to writing, other than my weekly Sunday column for my blog. Feels like I am in transition again. Speaking of which, I highly recommend a visit to Sharon’s blog, One Woman’s Life in Maine. Her new post on “transitions” is lovely!


  2. Thanks Cindy! A friend who read the ms. suggested the title as the story revolves around a stolen notebook the main character bought in Paris. And I try to never miss Sharon’s posts!


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