My editor told me today that we have to go another round of revisions on Hugging the Rock. I sort of expected it but each go around makes me worried that I’ll mess up the book or not be able to do what she asked me to do. She also said that they’ve printed up “The First Day” which is the first 14 poems in the book as a “teaser” for mid-winter ALA. So if you’re going to mid-winter be sure to stop by the Tricycle Press booth and take a look.
I woke up this morning and realized I have no idea what DC’s character flaw is….or much of anything defining about him outside of his love of flying. Oh my. The more I move forward, the less I know about the book. It reminds me of a favorite Ray Bradbury quote, “You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.”
Here’s hoping I can fly.
sorry for another round of edits. but yeah for the first day of the book being at ala!
isnt it funny when we’ve worked on a book for so long, and then realise what we don’t know….
that’s why I love in person crits. the questions raised bring about remarkable insights. Sometimes a simple question makes you realise how much you don’t know.
Yikes, I missed replies to this post. So sorry.
And yes, the longer I work on a book the less it seems I know about it. But I’m REALLY tired of it and want to go forward with my new project so I want this one done soon.
YAY for a sample being at ALA! I wish I could be there to grab one!
You can fly, Susan. I’ve no doubt about it.
Thanks, Cindy! Sorry I missed this the other day.
Good luck on the next round of revisions.
I love that quote. You know, I believe you can fly.
I love that quote!
Yay for the “teaser”! That’s great!
Thanks! I keep trying to find the source but I think the quote is from his book Zen and the Art of Writing.
Thanks for the quote — I’m pretty sure you’ve got wings. If not, grab a Red Bull. (Or is their advertising not meant to be taken literally?)
Congrats on the ALA thing!!
Thanks, Kelly. Oh, why did you have to give me the suggestion of Red Bull? Must say no.
Chiming in with love for the Bradbury quote. I don’t remember reading that one–it’s even better than Julia Cameron’s “Leap and the net will appear.”
I like that Julia Cameron quote too.