Saturday, December 09, 2006

Working on Fiction

I've actually worked a lot on fiction the last two nights. I'm reading the final book I need to read for the article on Jim Sallis, so when I take a break from that I'm working on a story called "Farhaven." This is actually a story I started many, many years ago but never finished. It's a children's story, and instead of working on some piece that I feel I should work on, I'm working on this one just because I want to. I guess we'll see if that strategy pays off.


Clifford said...


After a relatively long dry spell (approx 3 months), I just picked up the pen again too. I have these dry spells every so often and I just don't understand why. For me, writing fiction is enjoyable, relaxing, and psychologically rewarding. So why the dry spells?

I guess I should enjoy it while I can.

Have fun with Farhaven!

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks for positing, Clifford. I tell myself some times that the dry spells are the "well" refilling. Maybe it's even true.