Friday, May 08, 2009
why i write
Leaving Borders last Saturday afternoon, feeling philosophical about how many millions of books there are out there, and how long (LONG) it takes me to write a single one, musing about competition, industry, marketplace…
And then this: a man walking in, then a huge intake of breath. “There it is!” he gasped to his companion.
I don’t know which book it was, catching his eye, but I wish I could bottle that mixture of wonder and anticipation when confronted with books.
I think it would keep me writing for weeks on end…—jl