I’m a collector of books on writing, but few “speak” so clearly as Robert Olen Butler’s FROM WHERE YOU DREAM. I’ve mentioned his book a number of times on this blog. It is within reach of my computer now, so I was pleased to see novelist Caroline Leavitt write about it on her blog today: here.
I’ve a flurry of things to do today. In addition to family and office matters, here’s my writing-related to-do list. It’s rather long, considering that I’m not, momentarily, actually writing.
- Print out manuscript (in preparation for first read-through on return from Christmas holiday): this takes longer than one would think.
- Finish writing newsletter—prepare to send it out soon!
- Revise biography and send it with photo to San Miguel Writers’ Conference for their brochure.
- Set up character profiles.
Of all of these, the last is the most important, yet it is the most likely to be pushed aside. Also neglected: research!