Today, I’m hopping off the Fast Draft Express and heading up to UCLA for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. So many panels, activities, and authors to choose from – I’ll be in writer heaven! I snagged tickets for two sessions about writing memoir, plus a panel discussion called “Nonfiction: Humor and Attitude.” Much of the time, however, I’ve left open for open-stage readings and booth browsing.
Snark alert: I’m not the slightest bit interested in seeing Mitch Album interview Phil McGraw. Not that I’m enamored of Dr. I’ve-Had-My-Fill anyway, but surely I’m not the only one who took umbrage at this program note: Dr. Phil McGraw will only sign hard cover books following this session. When I read that, I rolled my eyes so hard I probably altered the Earth’s position on its axis.
Next posts, I’ll talk about the Festival, toot my horn about my Fast Draft progress, and try to find something positive to say about my purple bracelet experiment.
Oh! And one last thing: Anyone want to join me in a Summer Shape-up challenge in May? The overall goal would be to whip our Works In Progress into submission-ready shape.