Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quick Update

Hello, again.  Sorry I've been away so long.  The job's in gear, and so is the writing!  I'm a bit back on track and very excited about it.  New novel is underway; some drafts of some chapters done; getting a little more square and solid in my head.  The TimberTech deck is done, too--and that's where I've been doing more reading and writing!  Great view and beautiful look, too.  No complaints.  Been a bit useful with the man-toys, too.  Lots of sawing, chainsawing and axe-cutting, as I get lots of wood ready for the fireplace.  (I predict a really cold and snowy winter.)  Actually finishing moving in has stalled, but you can't do it all, right?
How's everyone else?  Drop me a line or leave a comment.  Thanks for reading.


  1. Man tools! Ha, ha, ha - seriously, I had to do some thinking there.

    Reading Jonathan Franzen essays and came across this insert: "...The way to despair is to refuse to have any kind of experience, and the novel, of course, is a way to have experience." - Flannery O'Connor.

    I will stay tuned to read your experience about projecting experience onto your readers.

  2. Namzola, interesting quote. To play Devil's Advocate, some may say that reading too many novels is a way to purposely avoid experience; that is, people who read a lot are often told that they "need to get out more." I'm with you, though, that a discerning and intelligent reader can experience a novel--and a movie, or a painting, etc.

  3. Steven, I finally converted to Blogger (it's Emma from Emmabookblogger, if you remember...the girl who hates The Lost Symbol and LOVES Hemingway and J.D. everyone should!).

    Here is my new blog:

    Thought I'd drop you a line, anyway.
    Keep up the great writing!

  4. Emma, I'll take a look at the new blog--as everyone should! :-)

    Thanks for writing. KIT.