Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Age of Innocence

I've been concentrating on reading and writing and that's why I've had no time for the blog. But tonight I can't sleep, so I have come downstairs for some cocoa and while I'm drinking it, I thought I'd say hello.

I have just reread one of my favourite books - Edith Wharton's The Age of Inocence, which won a Pulitzer Prize. And when I went back to my own book - the one I am currently writing - I was so discouraged, I wanted to give up being a writer, and sink into oblivion. (Voice from the corner - What makes you think you're not already in oblivion?)

I told my writer friend Chrissie and she said simply "Perhaps you shouldn't be reading Edith Wharton when you're trying to write." A wise woman.