Saturday, November 27, 2010

This and this

This and this are excellent.

The first, Robert Peake:

"Hope is a form of desire. And so, instead of riding the constant swings of hope and disappointment, I choose instead to focus on the inherent value of courage."
The second, Chuck Palahniuk:

"And whether we envied or pitied this guy in the cold, he kept painting. Adding details and layers of color. And I'm not sure when it happened, but at some moment he wasn't there. The pictures themselves were so rich, they filled the windows so well, the colors so bright, that the painter had left. Whether he was a failure or a hero. He'd disappeared, gone off to wherever, and all we were seeing was his work."

I can only hope my writing achieves both of those some day.

Monday, November 01, 2010

the pain grows stronger, watch it grin...

Still writing, still putzing, but now I'm researching, and goodness, it's depressing. I'm afraid to click on the links because I worry there will be photos. Don't want to see it. Anyway, I hope to be able to write this scene with enough sensitivity that it will make up for lapses in research.

I'm at 58K. Maybe the Nano month will keep me in gear. Last week, I didn't accomplish as much as I had the previous few weeks, so make up time now. Now also, back to peering between my fingers at links I'd rather not see.