Last night I dreamt that Nicole Krauss and Jhumpa Lahiri came over to my apartment for a snack. I had just gone to the Thai bakery and had some containers of kanom chun and kali puffs. Both writers were very nice, and I slowly steered the conversation towards the question of how one becomes a full time writer. Unfortunately, as all dreams seem to do, it ended before I got any sort of useful answer. So, Nicole and Jhumpa, I want my snacks back!
I finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle this weekend and have a couple of posts I'll be writing about it. It was an educational book, technique-wise. Next, I'm reading In Exile from the Land of Snows: The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest. This is research to help me on my Cyberlama book. I really wish I had a proper name for Cyberlama. I've started to collect words that might go into the final title. So far, I have "tomorrow", "sight", "gain", "never", and "last", so if any of you can think of anything let me know. Nicole and Jhumpa will probably be of no help on that one either.
I hope you all get to enjoy the day doing something fun. This week, we've got a couple of guest posts coming up that will be great!