Barbara Bietz’s interview of me, working on a new short story, and other news

It’s been a busy week, and I have a lot to share. First, the wonderful author Barbara Bietz (The Sundown Kid, Like a Maccabee) interviewed me for her blog. She posted the interview today, and you can see it here.

I’ve been meeting the last couple weeks with my editing clients, Ganit and Adir Levy, authors of the What Should Danny Do? series. They’re working on the third book in their series, which promises to be as good as the first two.

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I’ve drafted my first all-new short story in a long time. It feels good to be working through the rough draft with a writing pal, and I’ve already got an editor interested in it based on a pitch, thank G-d. The story is a more literary style, for adults. We’ll see how it turns out.

Upon the suggestion of several friends in the book world, as well as a couple marketers, I’ve started really working my Instagram account. Because I have no smartphone (which is a story in and of itself), it makes posting on it tricky, but I’ve developed a couple workarounds. You can follow me there for not just pics of my books, etc., but also memes perfect for writers. I’m trying to put some content there not available other places, which maximizes the visual impact of Instagram.

I’m still waiting to hear from agents on a batch of queries I sent out for that adult novel I wrapped up several months ago. One of them asked for a full manuscript–but she’s an author herself and I noticed she had a speaking engagement out-of-country yesterday, so I’m guessing that I might be waiting a while to hear back. Praying for the right match with an agent–and the book deal I’ve been dreaming of.

In the middle of all that, I got sick–along with three of my kids. I had to cancel a visit with a friend and one of my monthly writing groups, but with a little Heavenly assistance, those will happen next week. And everyone is on the mend, thank G-d.

Any major accomplishments this week? Minor ones? Share in the comments.

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