Waving the White Flag

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The-Underground-RailroadOk. I know when I’m beat. The Big Green Tent kicked my butt. I’m still not close to finishing, and every time I think about writing, I have BGT hanging like an albatross around my neck. I do enjoy reading it. But it’s not the kind of book I can fly through in a few days.

March is almost over and I need to move on. Brian (or any one else), if you would like to share some thoughts, please be my guest, but I need to get back on track before my monthly schedule is completely shot.

So where does that leave us? I’m switching over to Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad, and my next reading-related post will be on that book. Also, since I’m now off my schedule of reading the books in advance, I am going to tweet my thoughts on the book in real time. You can follow me @mtravisimo. I’ll continue posting here as well.

nothwaterThen, May’s book will be The North Water, by Ian McGuire (which was a very fine gift from Brooklynne on my birthday).

In other news, as I mentioned in the last post, I finally submitted my first essay to a magazine. That felt good. I took a break from my main project (a novel) to write an essay to serve as a practice run for submissions, and to feel like I’m actually producing finished work. Now I’m ready to get back to the main thing. I hope to have at least one good chapter done by the end of April, so if any of you guys want to be a beta reader, email me or post in the comments.

With that I’ll leave you with this last thought… GO HEELS!

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