Sunday, November 30, 2008


"You climb a long ladder until you can see over the roof, or over the clouds. You are writing a book. You watch your shod feet step on each round rung, one at a time; you do not hurry and do not rest. Your feet feel the step ladder’s balance; the long muscles in your thigh check its sway. You climb steadily, doing your job in the dark. When you reach the end, there is nothing more to climb. The sun hits you. The bright wideness surprises you; you had forgotten, there was an end. You look back at the ladder’s two feet on the distant grass, astonished." –Annie Dillard

This is exactly what it sounds like.


  1. Congratulations, Maggie! When are you going to release it for purchase? :)

  2. Ha ha ha. It is 50,031 words, about 50,000 of which are trash. It needs editing. And I'm going to take the experts' advice and not edit it until January. However... I promised to edit last year's NaNo during December, at least some, so I won't be sitting idle and rotting away my typing fingers.

  3. Yowza, Maggie! Good for you! Rachel told me she had only 4000 words left to write today, and her plan was to finish by 11:30. I'm still waiting on her news.