Monday, December 12, 2005

Class is a Harsh Mistress

I miss my class. If I had deadlines and the like, my revised query letter and memoir would be done!

Why is it I need the discipline of a deadline, a real deadline? It may be my journalistic past or human nature, but I really need some sense of accountability and immiment threat to move along some of the things I'd like to do as opposed to have to do.

Having a deadline moves things up from a "B" to an "A" priority for me.

I once tried to form a food writing group where we could meet and discuss and review each others' work and have deadlines. Unfortunately it became more of a food appreciation group with brunches and farmers' market fieldtrips.

The wonderful Dianne Jacob of food writing class and book fame (see links) is looking into a formal food writing group here in the Bay area. Interested? Drop me an email through my profile or leave a comment here.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

School's Out

Had my last session of food writing school this past Saturday.
It was a good experience. I especially appreciated the comments from the teacher, Dianne Jacob, on my writing assignments.

In the next few days I hope to make the corrections on my memoir piece and post it here along with some suggestions on how to write such a first-person article.

I will also be reworking the one query letter I submitted and will let you know if and when I hear something!

Let me know if you have any good links for my "blogroll" on this site. I am looking for links about writing and food writing.