Mid-Week Field Notes–December 28, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  • Thanks, @Arlene Schenker, for letting me know Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems was reviewed this week in the Sydney Taylor Shmooze!
  • This is the last week of my commitment to Sonja Livingston’s Fifty-Two Snapshots: A Memoir Starter Kit. I’ve written and blogged about fifty-two memoir vignettes.
  • I am slogging through revisions on two poetry books. I hope it’s true that when the revision process brings you to a total mess, a breakthrough is imminent.
  • I’ve examined my 2022 accomplishments and decided what I should start doing, stop doing, and improve doing. I’ve set up my 2023 goals, which I’ll post next week. One goal is to improve my literary citizenship. For me, this means attending more readings, sending out my work twice a month, and reading at least one memoir and one poetry book per month. Anyone have suggestions for reading? Have you set your writing goals for 2023?
  • The January issue of my free monthly newsletter, Writing the Past, will be issued on Sunday, January 1. To sign up, click here. The featured interview is with Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, author of Midlife Medium: A Genealogist’s Quest to Converse with the Dead (2022).
  • Check out my January workshops! These include Writing Family History, Writing the Past, and Writing the Short Story.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2023 for writing!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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5 Responses to Mid-Week Field Notes–December 28, 2022

  1. Fran Turner says:

    Barbara, your resolution about literary citizenship is such an eye opener for me. Gives me something to consider for framing my 2023 resolutions. Thank you!

  2. Ambitious 2023 goals, Barbara. I’m not surprised.

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