31.07.2012

Wheels are turning

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I’ve spent a little time in Italy. I was there for a full academic year when I was a student, and I can remember fellow students saying that when you begin to dream in the language of the country you’re in, you know it’s really begun to take hold. I think the same may be true when you’re writing a book. These nights, I go to sleep with characters in my head and I wake up with them still talking. Wheels are turning as I sleep. It's taken me a while to get here. I’m not entirely sure what happens during the night. I don’t think I dream about them, or dream as them, but I can’t be sure. I don’t remember much about it. What I do know is that these days, I wake up with a new thought in my head about what might happen, a new ‘What if?’ to take the story forward. There's still a long, puddled road ahead, but it feels like I could have company on the way. 

 

 

 



Comments

Bernie
Thank you so much, Sarah. I'm delighted to hear from you. If your book group does choose The Butterfly Cabinet, and you have any questions, I'd be very happy to try and answer them. B
Mon, 27/08/2012 - 9:46pm
Sarah Fershee

Just want to say Thank You for the wonderful read I found in The Butterly Cabinet! The phrasing, the story, the arrangement of the voices, all of it held me, taught me, charmed me, touched me. Here in Northern Virginia, outside Washington, DC, our women's book group has been together (most of us) for 10+ years. At our next meeting I will bring The Butterfly Cabinet and highly recommend that we read and discuss it as a group. Even as an amateur writer, I understand the experience of traveling companions. May clarity come as you listen.

Sun, 26/08/2012 - 8:01pm

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