Sunday, May 06, 2007


Hey, I was in a bookstore today and saw for the first time the issue of AMERICAN SHORT FICTION that contains an excerpt from my novel AWESOME. And as I gazed in wonderment, someone picked it up, flipped through it, and decided to buy it. I had to bite my tongue to keep myself from screaming, "Hey! I wrote something in there." That would have scared her away! Readers of literary magazines are like wily rainbow trout. Well, the whole experience made me sit down and participate seriously in Rewrite Your Novel Month. I was stuck on one section but an emergency call to Jeff McNeil put me right. When you come to the part where the giant's shoelaces are tied together, thank Jeff McNeil!