Monthly Archives: June 2011

housing

built a james casebere scrapbook, boy do I love his stuff.  read enough from 8 to 9 to have a burst of a paragraph about those late 1700s ladies who have models of houses and birdcages in their hairdos.  unless … Continue reading

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word count

butt in chair 8am-1pm.  400 words, maybe half of them added to the end of the text.

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I noticed

pride wknd.  good writers, some the best I know, are failing to find publishers for good work.  really sharp and excellent young writers are losing interest in trying to publish at all; they’re finding other ways to have art in … Continue reading

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log re shebang

dear log today I kept working on lightening ch1 as an effort to get back into the book and I think I can see multiple narrative shapes coming into focus.  It’s like last year I worked on theme and sound … Continue reading

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slipping in

working toward getting back in the novel.  my goal is to find the forward-moving fun without losing the multiple simultaneous layers I’m trying to build.  really it’s plain old finding the story.  I’m sort of doing it a little but … Continue reading

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winter-spring

this winter/spring, to help me get through teaching I wrote up these “affirmations” and pasted them on the inside covers of my notebooks: 1. The artists I love have their particular ways of doing things.  It’s just the university that … Continue reading

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of life

today input edits made last 3 days on apoc ms.  ran “find” searches to discover the distribution of these phrases “happen next” (3x p. 12; p.51), “so beautiful” (p. 76, p.128), “long ago” (p. 16, p. 1180), “of life” (healthy … Continue reading

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Plan

Went about deleting today’s spam and one (spam) said “who cares?  the world is ending in 2012” and wanted to sell something to help me sleep, a mattress, or pills.  An apt comment, finally, after all that spam.  I finished … Continue reading

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