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.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Fitzgerald & Faulkner:
This week, we have major literary birthdays. First, F. Scott Fitzgerald on Sept. 24, followed by William Faulkner on Sept. 25.
As well, a frequent contributor with her poetry to This Side of Paradise, Cher Bibler will be celebrating her birthday on the same day as F. Scott. That makes three big celebrations.
Happy Birthday, to our literary inspirations!
Geoff & Eleanor
"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible."
-- William Faulkner
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.