Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Slacking, But Not

Slacking on the blog means lots of novel-writing, so I'm sorry, but not.

Updates:

Holy cow--I'm on page 64 of my teen poetry novel. It's taken me up and run away with my brain. I wasn't going to work on this yet. And I thought I only liked fantasy, but I find I'm dealing with stuff like depression and rejection and physical abuse and it feels like a perfectly natural seque from fantasy-writing. Who knew? The worst part: sending this one out will be like walking onto a swimming pool deck in nothing but my flip-flops. We'll see if I can do it.

Hepzibah revisions--up to page 157. Going quickly, but I keep getting distracted by the novel in verse. Luckily, I'm not sure where I'm going next with that, so I'm back into revisions full time again.

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Elena! It doesn't surprise me at all that you'd be excellent at poetry seeing as how your words are so beautiful. Very, very happy for you!

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  2. Yeah for Hepzibah and yeah for your novel in verse. I envy your productivity, but I can't wait to read them.

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  3. This is so interesting Elena! I can't wait to find out more about this fascinating story of yours! Good luck and enjoy the journey!

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  4. Congratulations.

    Walking on a pool deck with nothing but flip-flops, lol I so get that. You're brilliant so I'm sure it will be amazing.

    Excited to hear more.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Elena! I hope you are having a great day!
    I am also looking forward to Saturday. It should be a nice day, just a little cold. Are you still in? What about Matt? Karl is just going to come watch with the kids. No swim+little running=no desire to do a triathlon. Are your kids coming?

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