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Thursday, March 26, 2009

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And it burns.


There is, in every honest woman I know, a creature that cannot be domesticated. It prowls through our dreams, enters the house, casts cold eyes on our children, and holds us rapt in its terrible beauty.

That's as long an excerpt from my manuscript, Ring of Fire, as I dare publish and not breach my contract. It's going slow and hard, and lonely with no comments section below each page. But it's going. And I'm starting to think you're going to like it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

can;t wait to readit!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

I keep meaning to stop by and tell you how proud I am, hell, I even read GH BECAUSE OF YOU. That's love.

Anyway, I am so thrilled for you and cannot wait for what will be an amazing piece of writing.

7:32 PM  
Blogger JCK said...

Sounds really intriguing.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Sweet Laura said...

I love that excerpt. I cannot tell you how much I am in love with you at this moment. I have just recently stumbled upon your blog. As a new mother to a 3 month old daughter I am constantly vacillating between the sheer joy and beauty of my newly domesticated life and the seductive draw of the she-wolf who scratches at the door of my soul. Blogs like yours make me realize that I am not a crazy, Bi-polar mess...or any less of a wife and mother and woman. I am so happy there are women like you out there and I cannot wait to read your book.

11:28 PM  
Blogger AliBlahBlah said...

Wonderful, can't wait to read it. Time for me to go and cast some cold eyes on my children....

8:59 AM  
Blogger Kyran said...

waking up to these comments is as nice as waking up to coffee already brewing...thanks, all.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get it, you really, really get it. And you put it into words so well.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Jennifer H said...

There's a quote from Isadora Duncan that I think about often..."You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you."

Glad to hear the writing is going well. I'd say this excerpt is solid proof that it is.

12:35 PM  
Blogger beth♥ said...

I was itching to read it anyway. Now? Well, you just described me in one fantastically awesome sentence. I'm there.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Schmutzie said...

Yum. I cannot wait.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I love the excerpt and I love your calm confidence. I think we're going to like it too. Write on...

8:24 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Now I am psyched to read it.

11:13 AM  
Blogger HaikuKelly said...

Ohhhh. I find your small excerpt to be very true. It the rest of the book is like this, I'll buy.

1:34 PM  
Blogger LetterB said...

Oh man, what Heather B. said. I'm even thinking about subscribing.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Katherine Gray said...

I really want to know what to do with this creature of which you speak. She can be a huge pain in the ass. Will you discuss this? ;)

4:07 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ooh. Cool. So HOW long do we have to wait for the book???
That was an excellent appetizer.

10:13 PM  
Blogger littlepurplecow said...

Can't wait! I am so proud of you.

7:44 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

Sounds lovely!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Hight said...

I agree w/Sweet Laura. Love the excerpt, am in love with your writing, recently the metaphor of going through the rings of fire, swimming through fire (mary oliver) etc., etc., have become very, very real. And there is that creature in all of us; long may she reign. Long may she walk through our lives and remind us to breathe, and to wake up. Write on, my friend! You don't know how many lives you are saving.

5:13 PM  

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