Monday, August 28, 2006

Reading

Whenever I try something new I first read things that are the same type.  I did that with Young Adults,  PI’s and Police Procedurals. This time I got a bunch of anthologies and am trying to read a few stories a day.  They’ve helped me already.  I think I’ll be able to do this. I’ll start writing next Tuesday instead of reading what I have of my novel.  That will come after I finish the story.  I have a germ of an idea. 

6 comments:

Gerald So said...

Good luck with the story, Sandra, Good to hear you've gotten into the form.

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Thank you...but I haven't gotten into the form yet. I think I have to write the story before I can say that.

Patricia said...

Dear Sandra,
When I'm lucky enough to have the time and wherewithal to stop by your blog, I am always amazed at the serendipity of your dilemma/dilemmas and the ones I'm grappling with at the time. I had told a friend of mine that I wanted to turn a monologue I'd written that I perform as an Angst Ridden Beatnik, Hildy Hildy, (a character with an ongoing staged storyline that I was lucky enough to have presented a few summers ago by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, two of my heroes), into an Existential Children's Book For Grownups with pictures; he said... "you've GOT to read Suzuki Beane, I read it as a kid and have never forgotten it." And after looking at snippets of it, it's quite expensive, haven't been able to snag an edition, I had to find out more about you and found your blog. My buoy. Thank you for writing. And doing it so frankly. And yes, September is like the beginning of the New Year. Looking forward to new pencils and a new notebook and new terrain. Patricia Scanlon

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Sorry about SB being so expensive. Especially since I get nothing from it. It's a collectors item now. That feels so strange that I would produce something that collectors would want.

SB was never intended as a children's book. It was for adults, like Eloise, but it crossed over and many children liked it.

I wish you the best with Hildy Hildy.

Patricia said...

Thank you. From what I could catch of SB off the net, it seemed like it was written originally for adults. I printed the picture of Hugh and hung it on my husband's desk, his name is Hugh and he has a similar demeanor. I can't wait to get the whole book. I've been hunting. It's good to have something to hunt for. Hope you are enjoying your ss adventure.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I really enjoyed the stories in Damn Near Dead and some of the Noir Series (Twin City Noir, Chicago Noir, etc.)