Thursday, October 30, 2008

my new intention with reference to the novels

Ezra Pound said:

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

Now I know why it is taking me so long to get these novels right AND why writing novels is such a transformative, wonderful process. It's alchemy of a very special kind.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Great quote. It may be taking a long time to get the words right, but anything worth doing is worth taking your time with until it is just the way you want it.

Buddy said...

so you write?? I didn't know that - I mean I did - you write the blog which I love - but I didn't know you wrote novels. Can I get more info about that - I love to read - several books a week - if you have anything published I would BUY it!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You go, girl, and work your magic! :)


Janet Roper said...

You've got a great outlook on transformation! Can't wait to read the novels.

billie said...

Thank you, Arlene. You're right - it's worth taking the time to do it the way I want it to be.

billie said...

Buddy, you're very kind - these novels are not yet published. The first one came close but for now is set aside while I try to get the second one out there.

It's a good time to remind myself that there is a third novel waiting for me, and a fourth with about 50 pages written.

There's a nonfiction book nearly done.

And there are about 3 more novels with first pages and some big ideas waiting.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: it will be a distinct pleasure and thrill the day I can put up a blog post telling folks where they can buy my books. :)

billie said...

Thanks, Lisa - I like that missive!

billie said...

Thanks, Janet - I think the third novel might be one you especially like.