Sunday, January 29, 2006


Reeading two novels right now in my not so spare time: Our Man in Havanna by Graham Greene and Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Both are good stories, well written.

But writing a novel sometimes ruins the reading of a good story. I start analyzing what I like and why, underline passages that are well written, and go back to them to determine what it is I like so much about that particular arrangement of words.

In the end it interferes with just reading for enjoyment. You can never read the first page of a novel the same way again...once you start writing.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Words, Thoughts, First Entry

I sleep and dream. I wake. I write. I remember and forget. I have fun and get depressed. And now..I blog.

I would say some things different today than I will say them tomorrow. But still the things themselves represent who I am: a writer who frets about style and content of my novels. Now I'm fretting over what to write on a blog.

Made the first entry. Broke the ice. We'll see where it goes from here.