Saturday, May 01, 2010

patience, dear readers

I started to post a story last week, from my graduate thesis-- then I realized the thing was too intense and involved too many people I haven't checked with. (Sorry.)

I've been asked to finish an essay for an anthology of food writing, and I'm revising like crazy. I print a big stack of pages of all the ways I've rewritten this story, and I cut and tape and color code; then I rearrange, cut a lot of subplots, ask myself what's really important in there, and generally obsess, at length. That's what I've been doing in my writing life, besides filling spiral journals.

Will post some smaller snippets of writing, soon!

Lilacs are starting to bloom, and the sun is hot today, so off I go to the beach. Meet me there? It is surely time to soak up some sun.


1 comment:

Valerie said...

Denise--Thanks for your comment on my (very inactive) blog about my Orion piece. I appreciate your affirmation. And I told my husband (Dave Weaver-Zercher--you're right that we're related!) about your connection to MC and he wondered what your last name is. Email me

Best wishes with your own writing--I'll be looking out for yours as well.