Tuesday, May 01, 2007

CONF 440: HALF WAY

Happy May Day. It is amazing out there today, the lilac is out and all the trees at their best. Stuff it I am going for another run later. When this novel is finally wrapped I'll be so happy but meantime I must turn my back on the sun and get back to it. On page 184 of 318.

From today's writer's almanac:

It's the birthday of novelist and screenwriter Terry Southern, born in Alvarado, Texas (1924). He co-wrote the screenplays for the films Dr. Strangelove (1964) and Easy Rider (1969), but he started out as a novelist. His first novel was Candy (1958), an erotic retelling of Voltaire's Candide.

Terry Southern said, "The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock—shock is a worn-out word—but astonish."

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1 comment:

hellojed said...

Congratulations! The weather is beautiful here too - trying to ignore it.