Have been having a very relaxed holiday with lots of family time, but now it's getting to the point where real life is intruding and the holiday is ending.
I submitted my second novel to my agent and have just received feedback. Most of the things I actually recognised as problems when completing draft, there's just a point that you get to where it's all about the finish line and you actually get sick of the darn book. So it was good to have a break and develop some perspective while my agent was reading it.
Although I find it so surprising about how each time I have to revise, there is this feel of dread. Even though I love revising my novel and adding layers and depth and making it the best I want it to be, there just this initial feeling of 'where do I begin' that paralyses me. In the end I tricked myself by sitting in front of the television while revising so that it didn't feel like I was really doing work.
So now to finish it and off to the publisher it goes. Can't wait.
It's that time of year when reading is a daily activity and I'm really enjoying my small pocket of quiet before I begin work at the end of the month.
One of my all time favourite movies is Practical Magic. I love the tale of two sisters, a family of witches, a curse, the small town feel, and of course, love. Love gone wrong, loving the wrong man, loving the right man. Every time this movie is on television I absolutely must watch it.
Recently I was watching it and I noticed that it was based on the book by Alice Hoffman and that she was credited with writing the screenplay. I realised that I'd never read the book and I always love comparing the book with the movie. I especially love it when the author who wrote the book also writes the screenplay. It gives me a chance to think about the writing process and the decisions that were made as a writer to bring it to the screen.
Firstly the differences between the book and the movie:
So which do I prefer:
However, I'm really happy to have discovered Alice Hoffman and to see her impressive backlist. I'll be reading more of her books!
Mae Archer's books on Goodreads
Return to Me
ratings: 13 (avg rating 3.46)
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
Little Raven Two: An Erotic Collection
ratings: 2 (avg rating 4.00)