This was not one of She Writes Press's stock photos; this is the real Sutton Island. But their collection had a lot of gems!
Out from this week’s gloomy morass of copyright law, out from the relentless fog of unedited endnotes, two bursts of sunshine broke through.
I have my final title for Rachel Field’s biography! Title selection was a process that involved letting go of all my initial ideas – so many exercises in adaptation, this book production thing. This landing place makes me happy:
The Field House
A Writer’s Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine
The simplicity of the title feels good to me. Our Sutton Island home has been called The Field House for 60 years or more, in honor of Rachel Field’s years of residency. I also like the layered meanings of the subtitle. My mission in writing the book was to reclaim Rachel’s life from obscurity, but interwoven in Rachel’s story is my own found life as a writer.
The second burst of sunshine came in an email from my publisher - 38 gorgeous images of Maine’s coast for me to consider for the book’s cover design. Jonathan and I had fun picking a bunch of favorites. I’m excited to see how the design team puts it all together.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 192: 192 words, TOTAL = 31,434; 28,566 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.