Just before the holidays I sold a proposal for another book entitled Kicking In The Wall: A Year of Writing Exercises for Fiction, Memoir & Essays. I'm at work on it now and New World Library will published it in Spring 2013. The title comes from a quote by Patti Smith:
“I would go as far as I could and hit a wall, my own imagined limitations. And then I met a fellow who gave me his secret, and it was pretty simple. When you hit a wall, just kick it in.”
– Patti Smith
The friend who gave her the advice was Sam Shepard.
(The photo above of the wall I took on a boat cruise going through the locks on the Danube.)