Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thinking In Words

One of my original goals with Think In Pictures was to offer medium-form commentary on things I saw around me, but all I've been posting for the past few weeks is link-outs. I'm at a point now where it's worthwhile to tell readers why.

I have been working steadily on a young-adult novel for the past year, a project I began before my now two-year-old daughter was born. Since I began blogging in June, first here and later with my other blog, Z Recommends, I have worked long hours to juggle the two interests, and am at a point now where I can reach my goal of a solid second draft of my novel (the draft I will send out to publishers for review) before the end of the calendar year. To accomplish this, I have had to temporarily reduce the depth of my blogging a bit.

That doesn't mean activity here will fade much; it just means you can expect more quick links and images than essays or analysis for the next couple of months. To minimize this deficit I will also begin posting intermittently about things that stand at the intersection of "thinking in pictures" and my novel-writing project - interesting images and visual resources I come across in my book research, images documenting my writing process - as well as offering a few file downloads which I'll discuss later, including an Excel-based visualization I created as a writing aid. I will try to do all of it without talking too much.

In the meantime, thanks for your readership. I promise that after New Year's we will get back to our regularly scheduled blogging, and with a few surprises in the spring. Keep those comments coming, and send any content tips to pensare.nelle.immagini (at) (sorry, "tiptip" was taken).


matthew said...

Glad to hear it's going well. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I am thoroughly enjoying both kinds of posts. Thanks for the great blog!