Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Holidays

Lately all I've been doing is revising. Since last January, I really haven't written anything new - except that my revisions are getting more and more complete. By this I mean, I fiind that I'm less devoted to my earlier versions than I used to be and I'm more willing to start over.

This is the hardest part of writing. Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck and getting nowhere. It was so energizing to have Alyssa tell me last June that my novel was ready to go out. Now we are working on the next novel and it's revision, revision.

Having ideas is such fun, isn't it? Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and have the greatest ideas. I keep them all - but they are waiting, stacked up like planes over O'Hare. I never have enough time to follow up, not enough time to do everything I want. Including this blog!

So what have you read lately? I just finished a very sweet short collection called "Toys Go Out". Small and quiet, I wouldn't have found the book except that Alyssa recommended it for its internal dialogue. She was right. I read it in about 2 hours, and if you haven't, go find it.


Jessica Burkhart said...

I just read The Luxe and really enjoyed it. :)

I'm with Alyssa, too, and she's pretty fantastic, huh?

Janet Fox said...

Hi Jessica! Sorry to be so slow but my internet has been snail....More on Alyssa on my next post, but yes, I love her~