I absolutely loved Elizabeth Stout‘s novel Olive Kitteridge, so I especially enjoyed this in-depth interview with the author in “The Washington Post.” For example:
“By 1994, she had published a number of stories, but she had also begun to have a distressing feeling that “something wasn’t happening” in her wor —that she was “holding back on telling truths.”
“She wasn’t sure exactly what these were. So she signed up for a stand-up comedy class to find out.
Don’t you just love that? Read the article—and better yet, read the book. She’s an astonishing writer.
I treated myself to the article after finishing a 1500-word day. At last, I’ve finished a massive duel scene. I’ve a busy week this week—we’re going to Toronto tomorrow—and I’m a little anxious about loosing ground. I’m going to try to work in 100-word-day minimums, just to keep stirring the pot.
Where I’m at: page 157, 48,277 words. My weight is gaining as well, alas.
Sandra, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I feel so honored (and lucky that I posted my love of Josephine on the day you happened to visit!). I really did love your Josephine series, I have Mistress of the Sun sitting patiently on my shelf waiting to be read, and I am excited to hear that you are working on a new book. All the best! And such an interesting blog, too!
Lilan, that was a good review. I liked what you said about it being a new form of novel.
Scobberlotcher, 200 words is not a bad day. Are you at the beginning of a work?
Jennifer, the article talks about her other novels — both sound interesting.
I just finished Olive Kitteridge last week while on holidays, and enjoyed it so much! I am going to look for her other works as well.
Wow, that is a great idea. I'll have to go check out the article. Great job on your word count! I think I'm at about 200 words today. Ugh.
I enjoyed it too and reviewed it here.