Friday, May 15, 2009

A Day in the life of a writer - Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Today we are going to be hearing from Kathryn Fitzmaurice again. She is busy working on her second book, and promoting her first book. The Year the Swallows came early. Here is what she has to say:

Every so often a small bit of magic sneaks in and settles over you when you’re writing. It can happen at any time. It never announces itself beforehand. It tiptoes quietly from behind and takes over, and suddenly, you know what you’re working on is going to be better than it was yesterday. You can’t say why really, but you know. You smile for the rest of the day, even though you don’t say why. And you hope it will happen again tomorrow.
I have had moments like this myself. In fact, I had one not long ago as I was writing the text for a picture book. I was wondering what was going to happen next, when it came to me and the words settled onto the page. It was funny, it was perfect, and I laughed out loud. Those few minutes made my day.

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