What I Did Instead

Smoking Mount Etna, a night in Sicily

Dear Readers nd Followers:

In November, 2019, when we all imagined life would go on as usual, I announced a book was brewing in my head and on my my computer. The original and guiding title was The Deeds of Desperate Women, imagined as a volume of short stories. But in the organic process of writing and the long and insular quality of the pandemic, I ended up taking a much deeper dive. To my delight, and I hope yours, the project turned into a novel. It is called What They Did Instead. 

It’s near completion and time to begin the practical phase of writing: getting readers interested while exploring publishing options. To that end, beginning April 20th, and every Thursday for twenty-six weeks, I will publish a paragraph or two from each chapter.

Until then, I’m back and thanking you for being here, Stephanie Urdang