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Diary of the Writing Life

I recently came a cross a note I slipped into a novel file. Every now and then I pen a few lines about how the writing life is going, and this time it was after finishing a first draft of a novel. How strange to read a note from myself, twelve years younger, six books ago!

Now, I don’t keep a diary, exactly. But I do keep a big notebook for each novel. Sometimes, to start the writing day, I pen a few lines about how it’s going, my attitude, or a big event in my mundane life. Like “On plane home from Hawaii,” or “Just back from the funeral.” Read More…