Saturday, June 9, 2012
But before any book can go out into the world, it has to be a book we love. It had been a while since I'd read the "final" book through, and as I did (a few days ago) I felt uneasy. Work needed to be done. I wanted to do it. And so, today, my travels finally done, I am at work on the story—rebuilding its opening pages to heighten tension and momentum, deepening a character I named Career, and revisiting my notes on Eastern State Penitentiary, where much of the story takes place.
This is a photo of the room about which I write, taken a year or so ago.