if, many years from now, when this is done and perhaps even published . . . if people ask me what did you want it to be? i will point to this book, and say, “i wanted it to be as rich as this, but with more feeling and a heck of a lot more women.”
it’s a kickass read. very much My Thing. but it also leaves me seething with jealousy . . . of the scholarship involved . . . and of his word count. o, to have 400k to play with in a single book!
this month is proving difficult. very relieved i did not commit to nanowrimo (and really, even without the craziness do i need another big writing project? no i do not), as i have suddenly been given a crisis to manage at work. i still have a short story to polish, the novel revisions to complete before i lose all sense of italy . . . and we’re playing host for the holidays this year. there needs to be an extra month between november and december.