Friday, August 6, 2010
This is Called Accretion
In any case, I remember waiting and waiting for Pamela Kaufman to write another book. Waiting and waiting and waiting. And then waiting some more. What on earth could the woman be doing? Her first book had been an enormous bestseller--shouldn't it have allowed her to quit her day job so she could sit at the typewriter all day?
She did eventually write several more books, years later, but considering the summer I've had, I begin to understand her long hiatus. Life got in the way! Since the children got out of school I've only managed one page (on a new book where I haven't even figured out the plot) and one revised chapter on the in-vitro twins. Sheesh. There have been trips and swim meets and children bugging me and houseguests. I've only managed to keep up with my UrbanFarmJunkie duties because I get paid for that, for Pete's sake.
But I like to think I'm still working. I'm just in the idea-gathering and gestation phase. Something about a genealogist. Another about a girl's encounter with saints--but should that be combined with a story about a pushy Hollywoodish mom? Scenes in Rome. A book about Joanie.
One thing is clear: I have to decide what to do about all these future books. It would really help if you all ran out and got a Kindle or iPad or just took to reading on your phones. Then I could just put out book after book electronically. But in the meantime I need money and garage space, so it's just as well that I don't have time to write. Besides, any $ and garage space clearing up from MBC and TLD sales is now earmarked for Mia and the Magic Cupcakes. Yikes.
Sorry for the rambling post! Run out and get your hands on Kaufman's book if you need an interim beach read. XO.