"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.




Saturday, August 22, 2009

Notes from the Backside of Nowhere

There hasn't been much of anything to report here lately. I'm writing the first draft of a new novel while revising some older work. I don't have anything new coming out for a while. I'm teaching two writing courses this fall and trying to snag some more freelance work.

And that's pretty much it. School begins September 2. My youngest starts kindergarten this year and my oldest hits the sixth grade. With the house empty every morning, I ought to be able to get a lot of work done.

Right?
(The picture was taken from the edge of my front yard.)

5 comments:

Dawn Potter said...

My life as a writer really changed once my youngest went to kindergarten. Yours will too.

David Cranmer said...

Some beautiful country there.

Chris said...

Some beautiful country, indeed. Best of luck with your coming writing -- and I hope the silence is shattered in a big way for you when BWB takes the world by storm.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

What a lovely scene. If I could look out the window and see that, I would probably never write a word. I would just keep gazing.

Just wanted to let you know that as promised in my recent review of the anthology Uncage Me, I have purchased a copy and will be giving it away to some lucky reader on the Woman of Mystery Blog. Here is the link:

http://www.womenofmystery.net/2009/09/uncage-me-giveaway.html

Giveaway entries will be accepted until Saturday at noon.

Regards,

Terrie

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

That's great, Terrie. I'll spread the word.