Went to a great reading last night. Richard Lange read from his new novel, This Wicked World and Dennis Fulgoni read one of his short stories (the link takes you to another of his stories in Two Hawks Lit Journal) Check out Book Party if you’re in L.A. for future events. Speaking of short stories, Tim O’Brien has a great essay in The Atlantic. Don’t be boring! Too many short stories are. Dennis’ was not.
Commiserated with one writer friend about working under the pressure of an agent waiting. Should not be a bad problem, but there are all those pesky expectations and hopes you have to put aside or the next thing you know, you’ll be blocked. Another kicked my butt about not writing enough. Okay 3 pages a day. I still have 2/3rds of a page to go, so back to it. Now go read the O’Brien essay.