A friend of mine wrote about the fickle nature of what authors get read more than others, of how some lesser writers can develop cult-like followings, even though their writing isn’t up to par with the masters of the pen (proverbial so much more now than it used to be). Perhaps it’s the genre, or … Continue reading popular book. poor writing.
“So what’s your new book about?” my mom asked while we FaceTimed tonight. “It’s a mystery,” I responded, that double edged sword cutting both ways at the same time, because as always it’s hard to break something down that isn’t quite done yet, that still has some plot left to ravel up. “You know I … Continue reading Characters Who Live & Breathe… & Leave
Upon finishing and publishing a book I always have mixed feelings. On one hand I’m excited to get it out there in the world, and on the other… it’s out there in the world. That means my words, my characters, my imaginary, private world is now very much public. I loved getting to know them … Continue reading The Publishing Aftermath
Once upon a time I worked in a library, but it was long ago in a place far away from here. And in that library I spent a lot of time in the shelves looking at book spines and making sure the correct books were in the correct spaces. Of course during that time in … Continue reading Checked Out: Week 28
Dear Journal, If I had one wish for my writing it would be to have a lot of people be able to relate to it, in some way, at some time. I don’t need them all to be at one time, like in a rush, but even a steady stream would do just fine. If a … Continue reading Dear Journal: One Wish
Wouldn’t you know it? Two days after I got Top Secret Twenty-One, the other book I’ve been dying to read (Galbraith’s The Silkworm) arrived at the library for me. That of course should have created a dilemma for me, but amazingly enough it didn’t because both are so interesting I’ve been alternating back and forth … Continue reading Checked Out: Week 27