Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Book

I got a new computer. It's a very happy thing but it doesn't have a floppy drive. I guess those are being phased out. I was going through floppy discs looking for my book and I could NOT find it. I have some hard copies and there's a copy at U.S.F. I tried to let it go. Today I made one more effort to find it and ... it was on the first disc.
In the days between giving up and finding it I've been sad, angry with myself, resigned. I realized how deeply I've given up on it.
I really don't know how to revive my writing. I know it felt really good to open the book on the new computer. I feel like the book needs work and I've had ideas about it all but I just do not get it done. Maybe this will give me the nudge and get me writing.
I guess we'll see.


Willa said...

You should finish it! I'd love to read it!

Daniel Hopkins said...

I know my writing always improves with editing. I don't always have the patience to do the editing, but when I do, the piece improves. A good editor can help too. Do you have one?

Tish said...

Thanks Willa!
Daniel, I like rewriting better than writing. I have worked with a few editors. I need to just start the work.