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Study HM-01: Early Morning
The sunlight poured in through the window and made the white walls of the room look even whiter. It was all too much white, and he closed his eyes in an attempt to block out some of it. He had a usual tendency to wake up before the sun is fully out, but that particular morning must have been a little differentsomething made him more inclined to sleep in.
Even with closed eyes, he still perceived the light of the world. There was something about the morning that he just likedit was before anyone came into his room to give him any updates on anything that had happened the previous night, and these updates were of things that he was hardly ever interested in. The place usually wound down late at night, and nothing concerning him happened very often while he was asleep.
Surrendering to the fact that he was at least physically awake now, he opened his eyes a crack and surveyed the incoming visual information. A window with blinds over it and white light streaming through the cra
Why a Novel is Like a PlantWhy a Novel is Like a Plant
Spring is when all the flowers come and stretch out their roots to grace us with their presence once again, but fall is when authors from all over the world come out of hibernation and start to build. They salute the almost-new-year with a novel, whether produced solely in a month or simply started in that month and worked on more and more as time saunters on.
Think of a book like a plant. First, you plant the seed, and then you put your back into it. You type and you toil and you work until you're within an inch of just giving up: "oh, maybe this seed is defective. Maybe it was doomed from the start not to grow."
But through giving it lots of water, lots of sun and lots of air, the seed expands and changes and mutates into something so beautiful that it's almost impossible to believe such a shining glory could be emitted from such a bland, small seed.
It's a gift of life, from life, representing life.
But a novel is even more amazing than that, for a
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