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Saturday; the new novel...

I have to re-write the new novel, in longhand, from start to finish -- which will take a while. It does have to be done in longhand, and there's no way to speed that up. I need to provide a great deal more information for the readers about the Brethandi culture and surroundings.
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This is a member of your cheering squad...Go you! Go you!! You're crafting something with words. It will be beautiful. You have a knack for the words, if you say they need re-writing, then they do. Huzzah!
That's... an impressive amount of work! (My mom wrote a first draft in longhand, of a romance novel, long ago, with me reading each page as it came off the press desk, so I've seen it happen!)

Don't let your hand cramp up too horribly!
Your wordcrafting will make the effort well worth-while. Take care your hands don't cramp :)
Funny, I just read some advice from a young current poet today that he gives to new grads...and one thing he kept saying was do it by hand. Writing on a machine forgoes the tactile quality of creating one's words, and it you want to make something, then he feels the need to make an actual thing: the MS. It was an interesting take on such things.
Well, the good news is that you have a finish to go from the start to, yes? That is an achievement right there.

Um. Why does it have to be longhand?
That sounds as if you've a draft done-- congratulations!

And I've been wondering quite often lately whether you're feeling as if you're living on Ozark as it plunged toward misery and decay.

Anonymous

April 10 2011, 16:24:16 UTC 8 years ago

The novel will read much better for the additional detail; kudos for your willingness to go back in there and provide it. Be kind to your writing hand, though.

Meg Umans
One has a handful of minor dreams in life... one of mine being to be able to write the above on an MS of mine; the other being realised just now:

To tell a favorite writer: thank you for your courtesy: now please, ignore us all and finish the book!
Thanks...this looks really interesting. I am looking forward to having my say!
Hooray, now you HAVE a novel to re-write! And readers, including me, will appreciate getting lots and lots of background detail.
Just want to say what a great blog you got here!

Darn, I have your old e-mail address stored everywhere, can't find the new one (again).

Was going to send you a new feminist mormon housewives link: http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/?p=4690

Glad to hear you are doing well. Are you well enough to accept housewarming gifts? I don't mean to threadjack, but if there is something of that sort you would have room for, let me know.

Best regards,

Stephen
Seems it was request from your Editor?
To much job to do?
First version of novel was not accepted?
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