Thursday, October 15, 2009

Believe

Worked on my novel-in-verse during my commute home (and NO, I don't drive -- I ride the train). It's slow work and I'm afraid to see what year I could possibly finish it at this speed. Just now, however, I opened my autographed copy of CRANK. Ellen Hopkins gave a one universal word of encouragement: "Believe". I don't think she even knew what I need to belive in when she wrote it, but I'll be writing a bit more in verse tomorrow.

7 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

You are a brave man! I'm totally impressed.

Jim Danielson said...

Brave will be if I keep going. I like it a lot, but it is tough.

Vivian said...

How wonderful to find encouragement in unexpected places. Go for it, Jim!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Ellen Hopkins is a goddess and a supercool woman at that.

And she's right. Believe and keep wrting. That's all you can do.

Christmas Present for my Friend said...

Well, i've been thinking what to ofer to my best friend for christmas.........

He's a great,reaaaaally great frient,so i've wonder and thinking and wonder and thinking and finally i conclued what would be really original, since pearl jam gona come next year to portugal - yeah i'm portuguese - make this message arrive to Pearl Jam, and maybe they like my idea and agree meet my friend when they come to portugal for concert next year,because that is what i want give him for present on this christmas!

So come on and help me spread the message! : )

kristy said...

Thanks for the excerpt comment. I would like to read more... believe and thanks again for the encouragement

Carol Coven Grannick said...

...And you've passed on "believe" to so many others. Thanks, Jim!