Sunday, July 27, 2008

Swimming Upstream

And enjoying it. That's what novelists do - right. Get in the thick of problems, enjoy them to the fullest, pull out all the pathos and humor and then, in the best, most satisfying way, solve them. I finished the first draft of my new novel which might be titled, Inukshuk, Like a Human, Sky Hunter, or Icing. Hmmm. In any case, it feels downright delicious to have all the raw material arranged and ready for revision, cut and polishing. Like a diamond. Or something.

Meanwhile, we bought three new little koi for our pond in which there was, until yesterday, only one huge gold fish. One of the koi has yet to show himself this morning. The gold fish is in her usual hangout (don't ask how I know it's a she - I just feel it.) And two of the koi swam upstream, challenging ripples and waterfalls to appear in our small, still, upper pond. Why did they do that? Perhaps it's material for their upcoming novels. And, while we are on the subject, here's a little treat for you novelists out there. Highly recommended :


Susan M. Botich said...

Oh, Suzy! Thank you for making me smile. :-)

Vaquerogirl said...

Oh now there is the Suzy I know and love! You go girl!
I'll bet you are getting ready for the wild LA weekend! I wish I could be there too! I miss you guys already!
I can't wait to see this new 'creation" i've heard it will be wonderful- if it is even half as good as BULLRIDER it will be a big hit!

Troy-Michelle Reinhardt said...

Have a great time in LA. Make lots of memories! (and contacts!) Congratulations on finishing the novel!!!