William Doonan

I write books and stories.

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We just returned from a fantastic extended weekend trip up to the mountains, to Bolzano, near the Austrian border.  It’s very different from the Tuscan hill towns we’re now accustomed to – lots of German food, lots of German words, and most significantly, mountains!  Mountains everywhere.  It was absolutely gorgeous.  We took a day trip up to the mountain town of Siusi and then a cable car up into the Dolomites where my California babies saw snow for the first time, and made actual snowballs!

Taking the weekend off meant a lot of catch up work, and falling a little behind on my final edits of the next book, but I’m gettting caught up.  Working on novels takes on an interesting cadence – you have to keep moving or you lose sight of all the strings.  But sometimes I miss short stories, so I was happy when the latest issue of Zahir Tales came online – http://www.zahirtales.com/onate_beta.html  Check out my story – Onate beta.

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April 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

Spring Break

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I finally feel like I’m making some good progress on my writing.  We’ve had some time off this week and did a little traveling – to Sienna, which was gorgeous, then to San Gimignano, which was even more so.  Now I’m doing some crunching away at the story, trying to whip it into shape.  Have to go back to work on Monday, so I’m trying to get as much as possible done over the weekend.  We’re still hoping to head out to the Dolomites before we leave here.

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March 19, 2011 at 7:09 am