I think we are going to have to wait a few days to begin our next novel, Cherish Farrah. I've been on the road this week, heading home from Maine, and time / energy to write has been short / low.
And while the first page of Cherish Farrah is full -- absolutely full -- of craft tips to ponder, and it would be easy to craft a quick newsletter discussing one of them, I feel like I also, in addition, have to talk about how I think we should approach the book.
That sort of "framework" writing takes more time than I have today, sadly, as I sit at the living room table in a delightfully British-themed Airbnb cottage, here in the city of Columbus, Ohio.
My plan is to send "today's" newsletter on Tuesday, to catch up, and then another on Friday. How does that sound?
Right now, I wondered if we could have an overall "open thread" about our experience of Reading with Daniel so far.
1. Would you read the sequel to Jade City? Why -- why not?
2. What do you think about RWD and how would you like me to improve it?
3. Several members of RWD have asked if we can, in the future, read a novel of ideas and inspiration. Less plot and more big picture, more heart warming, thought provoking. One novel that has come up a couple of times in these conversations is Matt Haig's The Midnight Library. Another novel I think might fit the bill is The Overstory by Richard Powers -- but I wonder if that might fall into the category of a "difficult" read (ie something we would do as an addition to RWD's main schedule). Do you have a preference between these two books?