Today I’ve got a piece over on Marion Roach’s site. It’s called Writing Lessons: First Drafts With Josh Hanagarne. If you’re a writer trying to complete a first draft, or you’re a memoirist unsure about what to include and what to omit, you might get something out of it.
Also, last night I was in Costco when I stumbled upon this:
There I am, rubbing my grubby spine all over Dan Brown, Phil Jackson, and one of the loves of my life, Temple Grandin. Also, Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In are right above my book.
Of all the surprising, surreal moments so far, this might have been the weirdest. Not sure why. But I went in for a polish dog and wound up seeing a stack of my own books. In a Costco! I had to fight the urge to drag everyone over and say, “I wrote that. I wrote that. Yeah, Dan Brown probably loves it. Yes, it was the inspiration for Lean In. Yes, I played in the NBA for Phil Jackson. That’s why they put my book here.”
It made me want to put on a Costco apron and wear it to work today. And for all you know, maybe I did.