"A novel must give a sense of permanence as well as a sense of life."
-- E. M. Forster
"It's beginning to happen," Eleanor says. "I'm feeling something. I'm feeling more alive than ever before. There's no time left, anyway, so this has to be it. I mean we can't just sit around and wait for it to happen. We need to do something. I am feeling it -- I'm sure I'm feeling something, at least."
Her biographer nodded his head. "This is the time," and he began to write furiously, into the night. Eleanor was right there, speaking the sentences into his ear, more like a muse than a character -- but perhaps, she had become a bit of each.
(updated, 10:23 p.m.)
To Reach The Green Light At The End Of The Pier
FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES: "We are saving ourselves through the words," says Eleanor, the leading lady of a novel-in-progress. This exploration into the creative process -- which includes plenty of distractions/tangents /thoughts & rants by Eleanor, her Biographer, and selected guest artists -- will continue until Eleanor is certain her story is "right." (But we dare not jump ahead of ourselves.)
There will be the occasional typo (as Eleanor points out), and much of this is intended to be "original draft" -- what comes out of our mouths (heads) first, and then set down in that order. Not all of it will be included in the novel, but all of it is happening in real time.
ELEANOR says: "Please turn the page. Keep reading."
For more of Eleanor and her Biographer -- as well as the work of our many guest artists -- check out the older postings. "Everything is part of the process, and the process is the journey," Eleanor says.