Be a Fan

Post Date: October 18th, 2009

“Take time to be a fan.”
— Greg Hawks

Today’s Word Count for the Novel: 118,090. (248 words removed)

Page Count for the novel: 440

Thanks to my husband, I’m remembering why I got into this writing thing.


He reminded me this weekend that spending time with the art you love is good for the artist’s soul.

Sometimes the urge to spend every spare moment producing something is almost like a disease. You have to fight off the urge to do with the need to be.

I just finished Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout, and scenes still pulse through my head. What an amazing novel. I love the concept of 13 stories, through various points of view, to tell us Olive’s life and how as we follow all her meanness, sensitivity, passion, we find her as complex as any of us.

On my nightstand is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Historical fiction, one of my favorite genres.

How wonderful it is to love stories, and to have so many stories to love.

1 Comment

  1. bobmust says:

    Olive Kitteridge is almost sat the top of my stack – – when I read it, we’ll compare notes.