Granny Buttons writes about Jonathan Raban’s Wall Street Journal article, The Best Way Through England Is Wet. You have to admire the flow of language used in his descriptive writing. It is that which I aspire to achieve in my writing and you will, I hope, be able to judge for yourself in the not too distant future. However I do take point with Jonathan over a couple of things that I think GB might have commented on. When he says “I've glided noiselessly through great post-industrial cities . . . . “ I have to wonder if his boat is nuclear powered and “You travel at its pace (15 to 25 miles per hour, depending on how many locks you go through. . . . )“. Is it any wonder I get pissed off with speeding boaters if they are doing that sort of speed!
Now if only I can get away from the idea that my book is my baby then maybe I could let it go and present to my editor.