The Writing on the Wall

September 10, 2012

Tags: W.D. Wetherell, The WRITING ON THE WALL

I just finished reading a new novel and it blew me away. Typically when I finish a book Iíve really enjoyed, one I think I might want to blog about, I wait a few days to let my responses marinate, settle. But this book wasnít typical and I canít wait to tell you about it. (more…)

By the light of a padiddle

September 5, 2012

After a summer of interruptions, Iím back to my novel-in-progress, trying to satisfy my characters that Iíve returned for real, that I didnít abandon them. Theyíre not entirely convinced.

To be honest, Iím not convinced either. I donít yet know where this novel is going. But I believe in the truth of E.L. Doctorowís statement, "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.Ē

Unfortunately at the moment my writer-car has a single headlight Ė a padiddle Ė and that one is dim. (more…)