One thing about blogging is that there are two layers: the post and the comments. Not everyone leaves a comment, and that's OK. But everyone can read the comments, because that's where you, and others like you, get to share and listen in on the discussion. I love to hear your thoughts and learn what's important to you. Or just have you say "hello". So, you may want to check back later to see what we're talking about. Feel free to interact with one another and I'll also respond to comments when I check in to get your view on things.
Here are a few photos taken on different days this week from my window looking toward the farm adjacent to our property -a beautiful winter sunset and December morning fog. The pictures are basically the same view, but they evoke a different feeling because of the varied conditions and time of day. That is similar to when we write, when we read, or simply contemplate. There are a lot of factors that can take the same "view" and make it unique.
Yesterday we had a conversation about about debut novels. It was so good to have you share. I thought I'd summarize some of the things that you said that stood out in some of the debut's that you've enjoyed . . . your view.
"The language and fluency of that book are hypnotically beautiful."
"she so magically and successfully weaves three...storylines together"
"the writing is lovely, lovely, lovely, and it soon pulls you into a very unusual story."
"It was raw and real and beautifully told."
"The characters' struggles rang true."
"Finding hope in tragedy."
"It just sweeps you along into a beautiful story, time and place. "
"they didn't force themselves to follow any tired old formulas."
"That book reads as if its author cared about it, loved it, nourished and coaxed it along. The attention to detail never faltered and that indicates to me that she respects her readers and I appreciate that."
I'll try to keep these things in mind as I prepare my debut novel for publication!! ;)
Thank you all for joining me at Writing to Distraction! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas Blog Candy Giveaway: winners were Saleslady371, Laura Frantz, and Karen Lange!
What are you reading now?