Latest installment of new novel sent off! Meanwhile a storm is blowing through and raging out on the mountain. Now headphones and music on and back to writing.
Raiding the archive! Rediscovered “Dreamtigers” Jorge Luis Borges $1.95. Bargain Gotham Book Mart!
Now on with late night reading until the pils kick in…
Snow falling on Cedars
“Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it. There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left. But I don’t need to leave to write about it. I don’t think anyone but a native could have written this book.”
Lightest yellow whitening moorland grass stretching
waved wind shifting flows into the uplands plateau
distant ravens specked black in white grey clouded skies
wheel unhinged glide soar above the flat worn track
(excerpt The Ghost Road)
Stress related break from writing broken! And the relief when the words come through and the story begins to tell itself again a delight.
Its tough being a new author trying to get published!
“I enjoyed the idea of the opening chapter and the way it sets up the book, or series. it’s also quite filmic and I can see you are pitching this as a TV film idea as well as a novel (and its great to get such a clear business plan!)
Unfortunately…..” Part of long positive feedback from Publisher. But my novel is still unpublished.