To my friends in the blogging world: I haven’t disappeared forever. But I”m not quite back yet. Since we last spoke, I’ve nearly completed the second pass of my first draft of “Fault Lines”, I’ve found a wonderful editor, and I’ve submitted fifteen pages to an agent. I won’t say they were 15 great pages; in fact I’m not even sure they were good. But they have been submitted and she has promised a critique.
On Wednesday, I will attempt to bring back my Weekly Brief, and will catch-up on my Twitter Authors page. I look forward to reconnecting and perhaps, if I find more courage, I’ll share a bit of my fiction.
I’m reblogging this following post, because it gives hope to writers and authors, and because the woman’s life is story-book interesting. I hope you enjoy it.
Sari Botton | Longreads | February 2015 | 14 minutes (3,683 words)
Ed. note: Katherine Heiny will be in conversation with Sari Botton at McNally Jackson in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
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In the fall of 1992, I found myself very much affected by “How to Give the Wrong Impression,” a short story in the September 21 issue of The New Yorker about a twentysomething psych grad student who’s trying hard to seem satisfied keeping things platonic between her and her handsome roommate.
To begin with, I had a lot in common with the protagonist, more than I’d have wanted to admit at the time. I was in my twenties, too—27 to be exact—newly divorced from the second person I’d ever so much as dated, and most importantly, I was very busy trying to seem satisfied keeping things platonic with a rakish “friend.”…
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