Unless you’re my blog. Because I think Twitter is killing this blog. I spend all my”Hey, I was just thinking ’bout sumpin!” energy over on Twitter. Then I pour my “serious sit down and write” energy into my WIP. Then I do some laundry and make dinner, and meanwhile, there are tumbleweeds over at this poor old blog…
But that makes me sad. I’ve been blogging forever. FOREVER! It feels that way, at any rate. I’ve been blogging ever since Sarah and I got home from SXSW in spring of 2001. I’m sad to let go of it.
Blogging has been a huge part of my publishing life, and a huge part of my community life for the last decade. It pulled me out of a pretty hard year, once upon a time… I can’t imagine NOT being a blogger…
But is there anyone who reads this blog who doesn’t follow me on Twitter or Facebok? Anyone who really checks in with me this way? I wonder…
Still, while I’m here, I should catch you up a little! Life is busy, as usual.
I’ve been hard at work on BREADBOX (the magical middle grade novel about seagulls, divorce, Atlanta, Baltimore, and a red breadbox), and I think it’s going well. I’ve also been tweaking some Jewishy picture books, a few of them actually publishable (more on that later). I’ve also been writing a few OpEd type things for various places (check your Boston Globe this Sunday if you’d like a reason to get mad at me).
In more personal news, we’re teetering on the edge of a big decision at our house. For six years we’ve been in Atlanta, but for the most part we’ve been assuming we’d move home “soon”–either to Iowa or to Maryland, or at least closer to one of them. This has kept us in a kind of stasis . Not wanting to invest too much energy in the house, etc. We haven’t fully rooted ourselves. Now we’re thinking about doing just that. Rooting. Blooming where we happen to have been planted. More on that soon. If it all works out!
What else to say? It’s spring in the south. Things are beginning to pink and yellow and green up here in Georgia. The kids are great. Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, so we Jewishy-Irishy types went out for the best corned beef & cabbage I’ve ever eaten in ATL (thank you, Kirkwood Public House!) Passover is coming, and I’ll be heading to Baltimore and New York after that, for BEA and a super important wedding. Life is sweet.
How are you?