Friday, May 30, 2008

Some random writerly bits

1. I recently finished Jhumpa Lahiri's newest book, Unaccustomed Earth. It is half short stories, and half linked short stories, and IT. IS. AMAZING. Read it. There's really not much more to say. She's a marvel.

2. I forgot how emotional writing is. I started a new story, and man, monitoring my thoughts as I got back in front of the computer was crazy. I felt:
  • impatient--I wanted to know what was going to happen already!
  • scared--where was this story going? Was I wasting my time?
  • annoyed--why was this taking so long to figure out?

All of this in about 30 minutes of writing.

3. OK, not a writerly update, but I thought I'd announce that we moved! We're just getting settled into our new "country estate" (sounds much better than suburban colonial, right?). It's so nice and relaxing. I am really happy with our decision.

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DJPare said...

Nice to see.
Now send me some photos already, will ya! :)

Writer bug said...

LOL. I'll post some soon. I was waiting til we had furniture. :)

Tori said...

You have inspired me to pick up this book. I will let you know what I think! Glad to see you are getting into a grove with your new place.

Becca said...

I agree, Unaccustomed Earth was amazing. Every time I need some inspiration, I pick it up and read a bit, and it makes me want to start writing.

Glad you're getting settled in :) Good luck with your new story!

January said...

Glad that everything worked out OK. Congrats on your new home.