HAHAHAHA

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Dear woman speaking in broken Spanish at next table in my favorite coffee/writing place and laughing at the 120 decibel level every thirty seconds,

Nothing is that funny.

 

Unknown search terms

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That’s how my blog stats page insist a very nice person (I know because they glanced at seven posts) found me. It would be very disheartening to learn that the unknown search term was “Carol Nissenson.”

Oh, Canada

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42 views from some anonymous visitor from Canada, and I didn’t even mention that I think Justin Trudeau is cute.*

*This was a highly toned down assessment, as it would be improper for someone my age to put it in any other terms.

Hit Send

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Q. What is scarier than sending a requested manuscript to an agent?

A. Sending it to an editor ten minutes later.

I think I will forego my afternoon latte for a glass of Torrontés.

Important Writing Rule

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Good authors don’t use adverbs… except for the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, Rainbow Rowell, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jess Walter, Dodie Smith, Mark Twain, Henning Mankell, and pretty much everyone else* on my bookshelves.

*I didn’t find any in the four pages I read of the late Donald Barthelme’s work, but I knew him, so I forgive him.