Friday, June 13, 2008
I'm guessing there's a time
...to read books on writing and that time is not right after you print off your manuscript. I started reading The Writing Life by Annie Dillard yesterday right after I finished printing, and finished it this morning. It was enjoyable enough, but it will be a while before I know how much of it stuck or what might prove useful or inspiring. As I read I kept trying to push away the usual questions I have when faced with a fresh draft, but they wouldn't leave my head. Questions like so now what? How long should I sit on it? Is it time to find some readers and get some feedback? Knowing me, it will likely be a good year or so before I can come up with any answers.