Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Another Milestone for Birdie's Book.
I haven't had to re-do any more chapters -- but I have beefed up some crucial scenes -- adding a few choice sentences or paragraphs here and there.
And when I got to the end, I felt good about the whole thing. What could be better?
Under the Skin) so they can be printed as a teaser in the back of this book (The Day of Small Things.)
And I have to think about what I'll be saying when I speak at the Hendersonville Library on Wednesday night. My mind is full of Birdie's book and the next one. But what good to tantalize people with a book that won't be available for months? Or another that isn't even written?
No, I'll have to go back to In a Dark Season, and retrace the Drovers' Road, awaken Ish and Mariah, reacquaint myself with Nola and Big Lavinia, with the Troll and his cats, retrace Lydy's Goforth's brief career, go again with Elizabeth and Phillip to Max Patch and meet with James Suttles.
All these people in my head and all these stories, some told and others waiting their turn . . .