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.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Day 16: A Conversation, Part One
Eleanor: Where we started. That's what I'm asking, Do you remember where we started?
Eleanor's Biographer: When you were conceived?
E: Not like that.
E: Where we started? When this all became so important -- to both of us. For both of us.
EB: I don't remember, no.
E: I suppose it doesn't matter much, when -- I mean.
EB: I suppose not.
E: Sometimes, you -- me -- anybody -- I guess we want to know answers to stupid questions that really don't matter.
EB: I didn't say anything about what mattered and what didn't.
E: (Smile.) I guess not.
E: So. Yes.
EB: Are you thinking about how close we got, once?
E: To -- what -- being accepted?
E: Being accepted isn't everything it's made out to be. But I think we both know this much.
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.