Writing a novel is like doing a painting. I think of the pages as a blank canvas upon which I create an unfolding story. But instead of oils, I use words, phrases, dialogue and narratives. And just as a painting is judged whether someone likes it or not, a book is judged in a similar way. A reader either gets into the story right away, or after reading a few pages decides they're not interested. I'm no different. It used to take me three to six hours to paint a painting. It takes me a minimum of six months to write a book. A painting decorates a space; a book decorates a mind.
Life is idyllic here in Danville. Beautiful people, homes, neighborhoods, downtown and Blackhawk Plaza where my friend and I had dinner tonight at The Little Pear.
Reading "The Help" and appreciating the author's unique style. She knows how to set the scene and then place her characters inside. I also appreciate her ability to simply describe what a character looks like. Good stuff!
Please join me for a cup of afternoon tea and polite conversation on a new blog I've created just for you, friends. Hope to see you soon!
Hi Nancy, I have read all read of your books and can't wait for The Mark of Eden. I hope it will be out soon!