Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Before I left residency, I had to leave a draft of my novel (which I plan to make my creative thesis) with my new advisor.

It was a lot bigger than I expected -- 398 pages.


I expect that it needs to be less than half that length for the story I'm trying to tell. And then there's that other pesky issue -- committing to one story out of all this jumble.

It's going to be fine. I have faith in myself. But this is my work for the next semester, to cut and reinvent and maybe even start from scratch. Yipes.


Gwenda said...

Your novel is going to be _fabulous_, I have no doubt.

Rachel Wilson said...

You are too good, Gwenda. Too good.