Well, I’ve shared the 5th rough draft of A Pack of Dogs with several folks now; maybe I’ll get some feedback, maybe not, or maybe people will think I’m just plain nuts. Anyway, there comes a time for an artist, no matter what their medium, when they find that their work is out of their hands, when it is completely open to the interpretation of the viewer, or reader. I’m fascinated to see what people think.
I would be remiss if I did not mention my girlfriend/editor/best friend/all around detonation of creativity, Maria L. Berg. She is one of the most talented artists I have ever met, in so many mediums. Currently, she is focusing on her writing. She has two rough drafts of novels, and is currently working on a third, a convoluted tale that makes Carl Hiaasen and the Coen Brothers look like Mr. Rogers goes to Baskin Robins.
She has also published a series of children’s books, the adventures of Gator McBumpypants. These are fantastic, if you have little ones. The illustrations are amazing; instead of drawings or computer generated imagery, she uses actual stuffed animals, posing them for pictures to tell the stories. She does amazing work.
She also writes about the craft of writing itself. Her blog can be quite inspiring, for any writer. Check it out sometime: experiencewriting.com
That’s all for now; I’ll keep you updated. Have a great weekend!