Monday, January 19, 2009

Unexpected


The picture was taken just outside our villa the other morning. It is not what you expect of Dubai but in January this can happen as can cooler weather.........
So some things can take people by surprise - expecting a desert when what you see could almost be in England.
I like the unexpected (I think), but sometimes it's not so good yet that's the way of the world.
So I am surprised that the process of rewriting August Rock is so slow, but happy because I have lived with these characters in my head for so long I don't need to think about it too much. They are fully formed (unlike my first drafts where I discovered my characters as i write). In one way this makes the writing easier. New thoughts and twists keep me interested while I hope remaining true to my vision. I would just like to know why it is going quite so slowly?

12 comments:

JJ said...

It's not just the rain in the gutter that I didn't expect to see. I'm not sure what I did think Dubai looked like...

Why is it slow? Because a book is a very big thing?

Leatherdykeuk said...

Every edit you make impacts the entire novel ;)

ChrisH said...

Keep going, Liz. As for rain? I am staring at sheets of it!! PS Lovely photo of you on previous post.

Lane said...

Gosh that does look a bit English.

My progress is slow too but it does help to have the characters pretty much fully formed.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What's that saying? "More haste, less speed" I think.

CJ xx

Debs said...

Thanks for the pic, I had never thought of Dubai looking like that (so english).

Jan Jones said...

That looks amazingly English. Nothing at all like I'd expected.

The rewrites are going at the right pace. Enjoy, don't force.

Leigh said...

Ha! I thought you must have come back to the UK for some reason - for some rain, perhaps. We've had a torrent of it too, in the last twenty-four hours.
August Rock is taking more time, because you care more about it now, perhaps?

HelenMHunt said...

Time plays funny tricks sometimes. It's obviously important to you.

Flowerpot said...

Yes Liz think of the tortoise and the hare!

sheepish said...

You should have entitled this post "where in the world?" Not what I would have expected for Dubai.
And keep going with AR it will all be worth it one day.

Barrie said...

It's interesting for me to see photos of Dubai as my cousin lives there. Well, usually he lives there. Currently, he's in Toronto.