Monthly Archives: November 2013

At Last!

My fourth book talk just went up! In it, I chat a bit about Haruki Murakami’s “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle,” which was the book that introduced me to Murakami’s work.

Take a look!

-B

Radio Silence

This happens, sometimes.

In mid-September, halfway through a round of fairly widespread short-story edits, I got the urge to work on something bigger. So I buckled down and returned to my novel-in-progress, “The Historian Fragments.” And I got a bit carried away. “The Historian Fragments” is a project I’ve been working on since spring 2012, when I started drafting it. I did a complete rewrite/overhaul this past winter while I was living in France, and I’ve just wrapped up a third extensive revision. Just in time, in fact, for moving day.

So now I’m all moved in, and I have a shiny new doorstop sitting square in the middle of my desk, staring me down. I’m already getting feedback from some of my primary readers about the new revision, and I must say I’m feeling pretty encouraged.

Anyway. Now it’s time to relax for a few days. Hopefully I’ll get another book talk up in the next week or so.

-B