Two Announcements: Summer Break and the Chartres Kickoff

One year ago today I published the very first entry on the blog – a little essay called Indulgent Claptrap. And so Song of the Lark began!

This may be incongruous, but on the one-year anniversary of beginning the blog, I’m announcing a hiatus. Don’t worry, it’s just for a few months, and I won’t be leaving entirely; I’m sure I’ll toss off some entries in my spare time. However, I am hoping for the lion’s share of my attention and energy this summer to be directed toward fiction writing. I haven’t told enough artful lies lately. That being said, I’ll still be online and all – I just won’t be posting as regularly. As always, I’d be happy to answer any questions or comments you may have about anything on the blog.

The bigger (and more exciting!) announcement is that I finally have an essay to post on violin prodigy Vivien Chartres. I’m embarrassed to admit I started advertising it last year; unfortunately, life got in the way and its publication was delayed. But I’ve finally got my act together and am ready to share. It’s a bit on the lengthy side and consequently will be in four parts. I had a fantastic time writing it and am very proud of how it all turned out. But more of that next entry.

To close…

I’m a writer, and writers write whether or not they have readers. Even if none of you were here, I’d probably still be shouting concert reviews and biographical essays into the void. But I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel to know that you are here, and reading, and responding. That just brings a big old smile to my face. Thank you all so very, very much.

If there’s anything you want me to cover when I come back from break, let me know. I want each and every one of you to have a gorgeous summer full of friendship, late nights, and great music. Okay? Take care.

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