Friday, September 17, 2010

Reading, Writinig and Rewriting

I finished "Striptease" by Carl Hiaasen and I have to tell you, it was a lot of fun. You can breeze through it all the while enjoying the story and crazy characters. His book "Sick Puppy" was highly recommended from my friend who introduced me to this author so I will be picking that up at some point.
The library is holding my non-fiction book by David Platt called Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. I had heard him interviewed on NPR and was very intrigued. He is basically the opposite of Joel Osteen and others like him who are tagged prosperity preachers. I am not looking to bash one preacher over another, just curious to read what Mr. Platt has to say.
The same friend who turned me on to Carl Hiaasen has also recommended Laurell K.Hamilton's Anita Blake series. She is a strong female character who helps the police hunt criminal vampires. So, I have ordered Guilty Pleasures from the library. My friend told me this first book is also her weakest because you can see she was still hashing the character out, but from the second book on it takes off. Okay, I am game.
A woman at the gym loaned my "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" which I hope to start over the weekend as well. Yes my friends, I have A LOT to read. HAHAHA :)

My husband and I sat down the other night to discuss his notes on my novel and what he thought worked and did not work. Let us just say, my writing style has changed so much that I am gutting the book. Yes, gutting. This is not a bad thing at all, the story remains the same, up to a point. Of course my angel story can be written at the same time, but as of yesterday and today, I have been reworking the other one. I find I am enjoying the rewrites because I have discovered important details I ignored or should have removed. Better yet, I am able to enrich the story, bringing in more background, weaving a quilt of words which are necessary. Ahhh, writing is bliss.


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