I don’t know quite how to describe it, so I’ll just write it: I went to see Jan Karon, author of the Mitford series of books, Tuesday night.
I really enjoyed it. She talked about her books, answering some of the more
I was able to ask her how much preparation she does before she sits down to write, and she answered that she actually doesn’t do much. She usually has a vague idea of where she’s going to go, of how the story will end, but she has to create the story on demand, as she types.
I needed to hear that. I’ve been anxious to
Jan Karon’s words reminded me that so many authors have no idea what they’re doing when they write, but they write anyway and hope for the best. Which is what I have to do. My confidence has been returning, and that will help, but I think I need to concentrate less on writing the next great children’s film, and more on just crafting an interesting story.