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.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The Waiting Game
Eleanor says: We are sorry for the (slight) delay in the completion of this project. We have 20 postings to go to reach 500, and we take this responsibility quite seriously. My Biographer and I have agreed that our next step is the make-or-break moment for us, so if you're stopping by now for more, please check back soon. This is a creative process, after all. Once we begin again, we won't stop until the project reaches its conclusion.
Eleanor says: I'm so so sorry about all of that formality of what I just said. It's one of those silly prepared statements. Blame it on my Biographer. He just wanted to be sure everything was okay and in place and all of that. If it was me saying that, I'd just go, we've gone fishing or something like that and stop by again and please don't be afraid to scroll down, because that's what this page is all about. Scrolling through the words. It's a kind of exercise for the eyes, don't you think? Anyhow, I just wanted to add that, so you wouldn't be worried that I wasn't me or something. Because I am still me and I always will be me, and that is that.
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.