Tuesday, March 12, 2013

P. S.

OK, here's a post-script to what I was talking about yesterday: the "hate phase" of writing.  Karen Russell, author of the Pultizer-nominated novel Swamplandia! has a wonderful take on this phase (and a little less negative than mine), as seen in her interview by BookBrowse.  In this interview, Karen is asked how it was to write her first novel.  She answers:

"It's such hard work and it also feels ridiculous to me sometimes, all the effort that it takes - like, why can't you get some imaginary people to do something interesting? You invented these fools, why can't you make them behave?"

I just think that's wonderful.  That's all.  Also, I need to learn more about alligators.

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