In my weekly letter on September 12, 2010, I wrote a little bit about "Pigeon-Shot" and thought you'd like to see it here too. 

But first, news. News is the way all letters should start. This is because of boredom. It allows you to get the headlines and skim the rest. What's my news? My book news? Yes, I have it and can't say it. Because this is a blog and not really a letter and a blog is way too public. Still, I will persist in pretending that this is a letter as soon as this paragraph is done. What I can say is that I haven’t gotten an editorial letter yet from my brand new publisher (Knopf), which means I haven’t been making changes to “Pigeon-Shot.” This is not that unexpected. Publishing takes a lot of time.