Gah! I can’t even remember the last time I actually posted here, and that makes me feel awful. It’s been a wild couple of weeks — killer flu, secondary upper respiratory infections, finding out we’re moving 6 months earlier than we’d thought, beginning to inventory our entire apartment and trying to finish home renovations back… Continue reading #AmWriting #AmLate #AmStillHere!!!
I’ve got the flu — just the average garden variety flu, nothing serious, but seriously awful. Dizzy, ear aches, body aches, heart palpitations. I’m just curling up in my armchair and trying to cope. While my body is exhausted, my brain has fits of whirling around and I’ve been trying to scribble down ideas or… Continue reading #AmWriting #AmSick #ButStillWriting
Today’s a day for catching up on all the paperwork and running around I haven’t had a chance to do while doing book promotion. It feels….good. It’s all things that I don’t particularly enjoy doing, but it feels good and responsible and like it will help in the long run, like how sore your muscles… Continue reading
I am working on Book Two (which still has no tentative or working title. It’s named ‘New Book’ on my computer…how boring) and am elbows deep in research of all sorts and generally just happy as a clam. I need a particular setting for a particular scene, so I’m researching to augment what I remember… Continue reading #AmWriting, #AmResearching, #AmDistracted
Final day of my book tour, which has been an absolutely lovely experience. It’s been nice to be able to “talk” with readers who are interested in my book. The weather is absolutely gorgeous here today here in Alps — brilliant sunshine and warm. My family back in New England is facing sub-zero temps and… Continue reading #AmWriting
As my book is written as a love letter to Old Hollywood, I’m going to go with the classic Old Hollywood movie stars I had in the back of my mind while I was writing the novel. For the dashing and genial bomber pilot, Pete Montgomery, I would cast Gregory Peck: lanky and rawboned, but… Continue reading In the Hollywood adaptation of Right Here Waiting, who would play your main characters? Why
A. I think it’s both right and important. I think it’s impossible to write competently about something that you know absolutely nothing about. There’s always an element of your reality, or a fragment of yourself in anything you write. It doesn’t mean that every single character is an exact copy of yourself, or that you… Continue reading Q. People say write what you know. Do you think that is right or even important?