life between the pages

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Saturday, February 10, 2007


well, girls (and guys).... drum roll, please!

Today I finished The Novel.

Well, ok, so I finished the First Draft. But, you've got to understand... it's only taken me since the fall of 1988.... that means it's been a whopping 18-1/2 years I've spent on this. So at least let me take a deep breath and say "whew."

Enny hoo. It's off to the primary editors, namely family and friends who've promised to sharpen their red pencils and give me good criticism. Hopefully it won't be another 18 years before I've worked thru all that.

Will keep you posted, as always.