Friday, October 14, 2011
I gave myself a good talking to. Sometimes Beth Kephart needs it.
I'm in a better place with the novel now (famous last words). But there are still so many excised words. The ones below are gone, gone, gone. Today (nonetheless) I honor the deer:
In the uneven surfaces of the street, the rain had pooled and a low rise of steam was hovering above the gutters. Becca was headed north under the bypass, on suburban streets, the park now straight ahead. The log cabins of General Washington’s winter. The memorial arch. The cathedral and the graveyard over the rise and fall of hills. The kids were out with their kites and the deer were up to their knees in the wheat-colored grass, entire herds of them plus a few rove bucks and a baby still wearing its spots.