Friday, July 02, 2010
Voices in My Head
Yes, I know, I used this photo in my last post, but I have a good reason for the repetition. The latest edition of ERWA's newsletter, which includes my column, Disorderly Departures: Discovery Drafts, Summertime Salad, and the Wisdom of “The Voice,” features none other than a recipe for my very July-friendly Grilled Ratatouille Salad. I also 'fess up about those funny voices I hear in my head and how they help and hinder my writing process. The really good news is that I've actually started writing scenes of my next novel, after talking about it for years, so I feel as if I've made a big step in the past few months. Novels are such a different challenge from a short story. In the shorter form, my Inner Editor gets to join in the fun from the start, but with a novel she definitely gets in the way of progress, at least in the Discovery Draft. And while you're over at ERWA hearing voices, check out the wonderfully inspiring interview with Emerald, one of my favorite erotica writers with a very lovely voice indeed.
Happy Fourth to you!
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well..dont worrie..we dont get tired of looking at that lovely salad of yours...
and..i know i said it befour but your columns about writing an dthe writing process really gave me a lot inspiration and insight in my own working process which i of course apreciate...
So glad my confessions can be of help, Danielle! Wish I could have you over for some grilled ratatouille. I'm making DeDe Sorensen's brown sugar ice cream for a party tomorrow and yin-yang cookies. Wish you could drop by for a tase!
ach..you know i d love that!! only the thought of grilled veggies and olive-oil and brown sugar ice cream??? oh my...how good that would be!
I hope those inner voices will help with the cooking—or at least volunteer to do the dishes.
What a fabulous, fabulous, fabulous article! I really loved this one—for whatever reason(s), it really seemed to resonate with me, and perhaps I don't even consciously know why yet.
"Somehow The Voice knew I was ready to move on before I did."
Thank you as usual for the offering of your monthly column! Thank you also, by the way, for mentioning my interview as well. :)
Actually, Jeremy, clean up was pretty fast last night--I think the Voice pitched in!
Emerald, I thought you might relate to that essay. I'm finding that listening to the Voice is proving very fruitful for my spiritual life. Why didn't I hear her sooner? Loved your interview!
And Danielle, I have to say, DeDe's ice cream was FAB!
Great column this month, Donna! So glad the writer voice is winning out over editor for now ;)
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