"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

When work feels like play

Truthfully, it doesn't feel like work!

I love revising. Self-editing is a joy.

Staying home on a grey day to whack a chunk of manuscript (about 135 pages) into shape is the most fun you can have. With your bathrobe on. In the middle of the afternoon.

Sorry, no pics. It's not a pretty sight.

My reward for completing this task--not that I need one, it's a reward in itself--will be a day up at the Big Lake.

Because...the weatherman tells us the sun might shine tomorrow. I'll believe it when I see it. But at least the rain seems to be gone. Temporarily.

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