I’ve reached the middle of the current book I’m working on, and it is always the place where my writing grinds to halt. I have tossed too many balls into the air, spun too many plates, now I must get them all back into my hands and safely put away. It is the time when I need to go back and look at where I’ve been, then peer into my characters’ future to guide them home. I hope to press forward starting this week.
In the meantime, I leave you with a Ray Bradbury quote. I read his Martian Chronicles as a kid and loved it. But I never read his Green Town series so I am deep into the lovely and evocative Dandelion Wine. Reading about an old-time, small town summer in the hands of a genius with my own modern-day windows open and air warm and bright on my skin is a deep pleasure.
“Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.”
– Ray Bradbury