Despite the flurry of bylines at the end of this newsletter, it was a relatively lazy week, so I don't have too much to share. We're getting into the nitty gritty of final revisions on the book. I've had to let the manuscript go in some respects. It's too late now to make any major changes, and that's a good thing. It's like when you let a roast rest after you take it out of the oven. Maybe you baste it one more time, trim off some pieces that don't need to be there, and add a garnish, but you're not changing the fact that it's a roast. It's just about done.
I'm allegedly on a running break, but on Saturday, I ran the Scott Coffee 8k, and this upcoming Saturday, I'm running the New York Mini 10k. I signed up for the 8k a few days ahead when I saw it wasn't going to be 1,000 degrees (though it was very humid). I won't have the same luck with the 10k.
But I wasn't the big winner this weekend. My mom did her first triathlon on Sunday! I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little teary when she crossed the finish line. I'm so proud of her. She ran her first 5k two years ago, and on Sunday, crushed that tri. We'll be doing the Firecrakcer 5k together on the Fourth of July.
(Totally on a running break.)
Speaking of running, I was interviewed about that and writing about running for the Diz Runs podcast. You can listen to that here.
In May, I was also the guest of honor in a tweet chat about freelance writing. The Storify of that is here.
"'Boston' Documentary Seeks Funds to Finish Production" for Runner's World
"Pottstown goes all out for half way idea" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"'Royal We' by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan: Deep beach book" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The long and winding Blue Ridge Parkway" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
What I'm reading: A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth by Rita Gabis. This is one of the galleys I picked up at Book Expo America. Engrossing read so far.
What I'm watching: And we're onto season six of Gilmore Girls. I know there was a reunion on Saturday night, and I muted the hashtag on Twitter because I want to wait until I'm through everything to read about it. Also, I now know why there was a collective "Rory Gilmore!" cry when actress Alexis Bledel appeared on Mad Men. If you haven't seen it, you can Google image search that one yourself.
[I tried to put a picture into the top of this newsletter, but Tinyletter is acting weird. I hope that it's resolved by next week]