But. Real post about writing--the process of creating a first draft--coming Tuesday. And in the meantime, I wanted to shout from the rooftops how excited I am about two cool things.
One, this book:
|A Need So Beautiful, by Suzanne Young|
The second really cool thing was that yesterday I had the exciting chance to go down to Hamline in St. Paul and hear my agent, Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary give a talk about taking a story from ordinary to extraordinary, a concept that anyone who reads the stories she writes on her blog knows she has a good handle on. And then I got to meet her for the first time (she didn't recognize me right away--I am much taller in writing!), and I left all inspired and impressed and informed...couldn't stop smiling all evening. :) Here we are on the Hamline campus, shortly before D. and I sprang her from campus for a tiny jaunt to a Dunn Brothers Coffee shop and some nice conversation.
Thanks, Sarah, and I hope next time you make it to Minnesota, you can see a little bit more of our awesome state!