Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Buttercup Loves Books

...and just about anything about books. Of course that includes reading, but also libraries, book stores and talking about books. My after-school and summer job was in our neighborhood library, where I'd spent about half of my growing up years. I worked in the libraries in two colleges, was on the library committee in graduate school, worked in a bookstore in Nashville (and loved it!) and my first job in NYC was at a publishing house. I spent my days running a calculator and didn't love it at all.

I also love going to book readings and discussions and had the treat tonight to hear David Wroblewski discuss his novel, "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." I haven't read it, but am definitely intrigued. As someone who dreams of publishing a novel, it was a great comfort to hear that he worked on it for 15 years. I've got something (not quite a full-fledged novel yet) that I've been working on for a few years and do lose heart that it will ever be ready to leave my apartment.
But tonight gave me renewed heart to keep writing.

Sweet dreams, gentle readers!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I think you have the key there: Just keep writing!

Jess said...

Keep writing, I can't wait to read it. Personally, I would save your time and just enjoy knowing the book might be good. I didn't enjoy it - not enough editing for me. Beautiful prose often, but hard to keep up the story.

Christy Lee said...

I just happened by your blog today and thought I would say hello. I enjoyed my visit! Take care.
Christy Lee
Petals and Pine