The time since I last posted has been busy. I’m happy to say that I’ve finished my second novel and started on a third. Now that I look back, I can see that this last year has been one of my most productive times in writing, even though at the time it didn’t feel that way.

My next step with this novel is to try and find an agent that will love it as much as I do. I’ve had positive feedback on it from my good friends Mary Stein and Jodi Paloni, as well as my mentor Connie May Fowler. I had the good fortune to go to the Vermont College of Fine Arts Novel Retreat this spring, where I had the time and space to edit it in its entirety, and meet a number of times with Connie to discuss the changes that needed to be made. I’m cautiously optimistic about it. Wish me luck as I try to find an agent.