new editor, changes under way

I'm very happy to announce that Allison Wortche at Knopf is my new editor for Pigeon-Shot. I like her. I just got her editorial letter and we're on the same page -- yay! 

I also just got back from Robert McKee's Story Seminar. It was amazing and very helpful in terms of thinking about the things I wasn't sure about in Pigeon-Shot. (To the right are my notes, and yeah, a nail clipper -- nothing stops me from writing more than a hang nail.)

So I'm off making changes to the manuscript. It's due to Knopf late January 2011. (As usual, all prayers are welcome!)

Good news all around!