It's been nearly a year since I posted here, though I've continued to tweet, and to write. In fact, I'm writing full-time again now, and, after five published books, hundreds of magazine and web articles, dozens of poems and a handful of short stories, am well into my first novel. Blogging was a great way to write every day-ish, but building characters, their world and their stories is even better, and the themes - memory, loss, New York City, women's lives, music - have been discussed here often.
I spend most of my time in San Francisco these days, which is conducive to writing about other places. I am happily in love with someone I've known for a long time, which is helpful when writing about not being happy or in love. And Facebook feels like a more effective way to share clips and quips and stay in touch with far-flung friends, if I manage my time there carefully.
You'll still find me here occasionally. And when that novel is ready for readers, you'll be the first to know.