I apologise that it’s been a while since I wrote a new blog. The reason – I was finishing my novel “Searching for Sarah” – my 14th book. All kinds of emotions fight for supremacy … relief that I managed it; but sadness at parting with the characters I’ve been living with for such a long time. As any author will tell you, they become as real as the members of your own family … you laugh with them, cry with them, ache at their losses and celebrate their achievements.
I always write my fiction in long-hand into a notebook; I find that writing it straight on the computer somehow interferes with the creative process, so I am now involved in typing my words into the computer. I make a few little corrections as I go along – sometimes I find I’ve used a certain word repetitevely and I need to find a synonym; sometimes the punctuation needs correcting. But basically, after all these years of writing, I find there is little to change. Now I have to let go, and think if – at my age – I should start a new project. As I am an optimist, perhaps I will!
6 thoughts on “COMING TO THE END”
You are amazing and I understand and love how you expressed the mixed emotions of a project that is coming to an end. Congratulations and yes, plan the next one!
I will be in Tzur Hadassah for the summer once again to house sit cats, United flights paid in full by the cat-lover. : ) Iâll touch base with you and weâll see if there is a moment we can squeeze in. Hope so!
You are inspiring and I am so blest that you are my friend.
Congratulations Dvora! I know what you mean about the feeling after finishing a book project. And it’s diffilcut to start a new project while you’re still living in the last one. Sounds like you need a well-deserved break filled with relaxation, joy and a celebration of your wonderful accomplishments. Well done!
Thank you for this post. That is both amazing and wonderful. As always I would love to read it and recommend to my Bookclub – how proud to nominate my aunt’s book!
You would know I am sure that this weekend I am visiting Bobbie and as always I will let you know how she is traveling. We will go to a movie on Friday, for lunch at Wendy”s Saturday and to lunch at Sue’s on Sunday. Following on Celia is visiting Melbourne for a few days so hoping that this will lighten up Bobbie’s life as the Melbourne winter descends.
With love always from your adoring niece …Dorothy xx
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How was your op?
Stuck in Madrid .
Shall not be coming El al but Privilege so no food.
Hope to leave at 2 am.
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 08:43:10 +0000
I know what you mean about how it feels when you finish a book. It’s funny that your book is about someone named Sarah, because I have a book coming out this month called Answering Sarah, which I found very hard to end. I still love the characters so much. Perhaps I’ll write a sequel? You should definitely start another book project. I think it keeps us young, don’t you? Much love and congratulations to you!!!
Congratulations! I look forward to reading it- am sure I will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed your other books. Thanks