Sunday, June 24, 2007
the wind, and the waves
It’s so easy to get sidetracked in this writing life. Countless distractions and interruptions, whether internal, external, or what-have-you. Laundry seems a thousand times more important than clarifying my idea of a city in the book. Answering the phone is more urgent than rereading the dialogue I wrote several weeks ago. Hmmm.
Also, the publishing industry is terrifying. I kept bumping into statistics this week on how difficult publication is. It’s pretty near impossible. And, if you do get in, then you have to get people to recognize you! To want to buy your book. And you have to have enough people buying it that your publishing house wants another book from you. And then another. And another.
So, unless my writing style attracts a rich prospective husband, I can pretty much kiss goodbye my dream of living on fiction sales, right?
Saturday, June 09, 2007
as i go forward (part two of two)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.—Thoreau
Now that we’re into June, more and more graduation 2007 photos circulate. I love seeing the familiar black robes on my friends, love sending my congratulations, like browsing the graduation displays at bookstores and gift stores. It’s been a year of being an alum (alumna?), and I’m realizing just how much has happened since last May. It’s been a full year!