I spent 14 heavenly days in Provincetown, and I’ve finally started what I hope will be a new novel. Over the past five years, while I was revising and revising and revising Tidal Flats
, I’ve been making notes. I had 117. So I went through them and came up with 16 sentences / paragraphs that seemed like they might lead somewhere. Of those 16, I ended up with 6 possibilities that I was excited about—one in particular. Hopefully more on that next month.
Currently I’m in North Carolina—part two of the book tour. Last night I was in Asheville in conversation with the writer Heather Newton. Tomorrow night, I’ll be at Park Road Books in Charlotte. Thursday night, I’ll be going back to college, back to Davidson, where I'll be at Main Street Books. Landis Wade of Charlotte Readers Podcast will be doing a live podcast of the event, which will be available later in the year.
I LOVED Lily King’s Writers & Lovers.
What a delight. It's now available for pre-order and will be out March 3rd
. From the book, “Marriage is the polar opposite of a fairy tale, my mother said.”
The song I’m playing over and over again is “When It Don’t Come Easy” by Patty Griffin. And I’m not a fan of rap, but I’m loving Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.” My Facebook friends helped me out with North Carolina songs for the book tour road trip. It’s an awesome playlist if you’d like to check it out—Carolina in My Mind