Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Revisions

I've been revising The Bodley Boys to resubmit to an agent. Last night, fueled by ideas that wanted out, I worked from 1:30-5:30am. I felt possessed, as if I were just a go-between to get the words written.

Today, my son and I were going through my father's WWII letters for a school history project. We haven't gotten very far, but I just found this bit in one of his letters:

July 16, 1945

“I wrote a short story today. After I edit it I think I’ll send it to a magazine just for the hell of it. Most of the guys think it is pretty good—but it really isn’t too hot. Maybe I can rework it.”

How timely, as I'm doing my own revisions to find this gem from the past. And to see a bit of my father's personality as well.

5 comments:

Kim Bullock said...

How cool is that!

Elizabeth said...

Are those little glances wonderful when they happen???

Joan Mora said...

Yes!! And we're still reading.

Anonymous said...

Did I write that comment? I totally don't remember doing so. Weird. And it doesn't even seem to make any sense.

Elizabeth (again?)

Anonymous said...

Oops--wasn't me. No wonder it didn't make any sense to me. No wonder I don't recall writing it.

Must take meds.

e