A week and two days of vacation remind me how fortunate I am to live in Alberta, and how beautiful a place it can be.
The novel has taken a back seat lately, sitting and making comments as I try to figure out what to do with it. It is a bit like having back seat driver, I suppose. ‘Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Watch out for that plot. Oo, that chapter! Careful!’ I spent some time on holiday to think and draft, and I think I have a workable plan now. I don’t want to be one of those writers forever saying that they’re working on something without ever having something to show for it.
Meanwhile, I’m very pleased to say that Culpability, a story published by Bartleby-Snopes last year, was nominated for the Million Writers Award this past week. The story was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I’m so pleased at this news!