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, February 20, 2009
Eleanor, on a tangent or two
Eleanor: My Biographer and I are somewhere along the Atlantic Ocean, but he tells me we'll be back in The Little Room by next week. I have so much to tell you, I can't even begin here or I'll get carried away. As it is, I'm getting these words in while my Biographer is making friends with the seagulls. I suppose that makes sense, since his honorary Native American name is "Brave Falling Feather." But we all need to be brave, yes? -- whether we're falling or not, or whether we're feathers or not. I don't even really know what the name means, but he tells me that it means as much as any name, which is really quite a lot. Now I fear I'm going off on all kinds of tangents, and it's because of everything I have to tell you! I need to wait, for now -- I know, I know. Oh, one more thing before my Biographer notices I'm here, typing. We are getting so close to Posting No. 500. I shouldn't even be using up one of the precious final postings. I just wanted to let you know that we're okay, and that we'll be home soon, and that Gatsby's green light will show us the way. Okay -- if you want more words about our adventures, just scroll down. We don't keep too many secrets. It's all here. Most of it, at least. All of it so far, anyhow.
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.