Licensed to Write

Licensed to Write

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

When worlds collide

Sometimes my lawyering and writing worlds mesh.

For example, I contribute articles to a website entitled Living Las Vegas. So I decided to do an article on a just-opened restaurant/lounge/nightclub here in Vegas, called Lavo.

How does someone like me know about Lavo, the coolest place in town, created by the same group that owns Tao Las Vegas, the other coolest place in town? Simple -- because my firm represents that group in some ongoing litigation. In fact, one of my very best briefs came out of that bit of representation.

And so, last night I found myself venturing into the domain of the beautiful people. Hey, I was “on the list!” Plus, I have the stamp on my wrist (didn’t wash off!) and the plastic bracelet to prove it.

Okay, let’s be real. I don’t drink, can’t dance, and abhor crowds. Nor am I in my twenties, blonde, or suited to wearing anything with spaghetti straps or four inch heels. So I won’t be imposing on my clients to get on that list very often. But it was fun to be among the cool crowd for the night.

The more adventurous among you will love it, though.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A bad week coming up

This week is going to be bad for fiction writing. I've several briefs coming due in the next ten days or so, so my creative energies will be focused on legal issues.

The good news? I passed the 200 page mark on My Dog Carries a Knife.

Oh - and I'm being interviewed on the radio tomorrow with Lisa McLaun, who blogs at We talking about blogging!

Monday, August 25th at 10:00am on KNPR 88.9FM,

I've been playing with Facebook. I've much to learn when it comes to that stuff!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'm baaaackkk

It's been awhile. Day job has been busy. But I'm back. Since I last posted, I've written about 50 pages in My Dog Carries a Knife. Slowly, but surely....