THE ART OF FORGETTING is out in paperback today! DailyCandy calls TAOF “fast-paced, funny and renewing” and The Chicago Tribune says “Pagán writes with both a subtle sense of humor and great wisdom.”
To (re)launch my novel into the world, I’m hosting a big giveaway: Get a copy before Friday and I’ll send a free copy to the friend of your choice.
If you’re interested, email me the name and address of the person you’d like to send a copy to along with your receipt or other proof of purchase.
As always, thanks for your support!
Mother's Day weekend with my little animals
Did you read this Motherlode post, about a woman who knew her Mother’s Day would be the last she spent with her children? As her friend Jody Becker recounts,
“… imagine: you have two beautiful young children not even old enough to drive yet — and you know, for sure, that this will be your last Mother’s Day. It is a fate so truly bittersweet and strangely cruel, it seems impossible.
But it happens. Every year.”
What a moving reminder that no matter what you’re going through as a parent—tantrums, sibling fights, and worse—it’s all good. Every last second of it.
I’m happy to report that novel number two is going swimmingly! I’m at the 20,000 word mark—which means I’m about a quarter of the way through the first draft. For me, that’s the point at which I can tell if a book is going to work or not, and this story shows no signs of letting up (neither in my head nor on the page).
That said, the novel has been so all-consuming that I’ve been neglecting this blog; by the time I do my “day job” (magazine journalism) and work on fiction, I don’t have the brain power to regularly put together the type of posts that I had in mind when I first created theWAHMdiaries.
I’m okay with that. My goal has always been to be novelist, not a blogger. A blog is a wonderful creative outlet, but I’ve come to realize that I have a few too many creative outlets—and that I’m most productive when I focus my attention and efforts. With that in mind, I’m rolling theWAHMdiaries into my main website within the next week. (I’ll post when that happens so all thirteen of you who stop by regularly can bookmark the new page ). There, I’ll continue to post thoughts about writing, parenting, and making the whole mess work—while also sharing news and updates about my novels (like the new cover for The Art of Forgetting‘s paperback release!) and the rest of my writing. I hope you’ll swing by.
Gang, I’m taking the rest of the week and the long weekend off. I’ll be back after September 5th (my seven-year anniversary!) with some news about the blog. In the meantime, have an amazing holiday.
How funny is this?
You can see the real poster here. (By the way, the movie actually looks cute, and I loved the book—did you read it?)