Thursday, February 5, 2009

This is why all the girls in town follow him all around..all a-round!

Tee hee - I'm feeling all flattered and all a-blushed

My talented and handsome author friend, Bosnian turned Swede Adnan Mahmutovic, wrote up something on his Under the Midnight Sun blog after reading my Woman Inside Out story -- I feel all special now, I told him - "it's all like I have been put under a light that shines me more than what I am"....that's how he makes me sound, as if I am a better writer than I am. Here are his words about my story. Thank you Adnan. *smiling*
I find it interesting to see how others interpret a story. Like, will a woman read it differently than a man? Will someone else think she did not sleep with the young man who approaches her in the mall? What is the signifcance of the ending? I wonder these things - for sometimes the answers are pliable in stories and novels. If you read it, tell me what you thought about those things - if you don't mind - I really am curious.
(A P.S. - Woman Inside Out is a bit more "contemporary" than TG and my gentle Virginia Kate - the first paragraph in WIO is a little stark, so I'll warn anyone who clicks on it that you may, or may not, feel a little bit shocked at the wording?)
Anyway, look for more for Mahmutovic (his novella will be out soon - and more)- he is a beautifully gifted writer and an insightful reviewer (not meaning my stuff, for he reviews much more important and bigger writers than I could ever hope to be) - whatever he reads, he lifts it up to a higher level; whatever he writes, he is no less transcendental, but there is that raw edge - where he takes something that could very well be so very bleak and makes it into something tragically beautiful. (As an aside, if anyone wants one of his REFUGE[E] books the Rose & Thorn is giving them away for a $10 donation. Here's a review of the book.) If you just do not like to donate to magazines, or times are tough - I do have a few copies of his book and will send you one - email me.
I'm in the line editing phase of Tender Graces - which is why I may seem scattered and scarce. AND! here is something exciting! Bellebooks and I are talking about the future books of Virginia Kate's life! That means more Virginia Kate after Tender Graces! Yayyy! I already have the draft of the second book written and hope to finish that by summer so it can go in the works to be published next year - keep your fingers crossed it all works out. I've always wanted to do a series of books about Virginia Kate and her family. I'm excited and terrified! *laugh*
I'm enjoying all the comments and the thoughts on rocks - and some rocks will be going back and forth between places to and fro *laughing* - more on that later.
Namaste.

11 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Cool...two of my favorite writers first thang in da morning! Love the new VK vignette too. :)

Write on & hugs for while ya do it.

Jessica said...

Ooh, Virginia Kate as a teen? Sounds interesting. :-)

DebraLSchubert said...

I just read your story Woman Inside Out and LOVED it!!! (I voted for it to be included, btw.) Also, great news about the book deal! Your hard work is manifesting itself in the world. It's all good.;-)

kimmi said...

Awesome Kat!!! Yay, you!!!

Janna Qualman said...

Ooh! He's cute. ;) *ahem* Going to read your story now...

Lisa said...

im off to read 'women inside out' ! and to peak at that guys blog !!!!

Lisa said...

oh God Kathryn it is wonderful.
I relate.
I do .xxx

Terri Tiffany said...

Future books???? Congrats! Whoo hoo!! Write away!

Deb Shucka said...

I can hardly wait to read your book!

smiles4u said...

I just read the Woman Inside Out story and I LOVED it! I can hardly wait to read your book when it comes out.

Debbie said...

Future books? I just get so excited for you!!!