Monthly Archives: August 2011

2007

From trying to write this novel back in 2007:  “I believe in fiction.  I have always believed that there is nothing in fact that we know more than we know in fiction.  I know this when I listen to our … Continue reading

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tech

writing again yesterday and today.  astonished when I whole heartedly imagine people writing novels before the internet and before computers.  (sort of including me if mine was better).  I look things up so instantly.  I cut and paste and search/find … Continue reading

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teduim

I am spending a nice day cutting and pasting.  when I write a chapter, I end up with about 3/4 the amt of pages in the chapter in leftover notes.  then I sort them into the other documents where they … Continue reading

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account

empty feeling weeks between chapters, went to moma again, avoiding the stein crowds, and this time really loved Andrew Scholtz, paid attention to and liked much of the art at a tattoo place, agonized over entering a contest an aligned … Continue reading

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is it work

So hard to know if I’m working when I’m not cruising.  So pretty out and I’m staying in until appointments.  Read some shklovsky but not that much.  Wrote a paragraph in possible voice of father character writing.  Compiled and arranged … Continue reading

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gogol

wrote this x request for a tin house blog about sentences but not sure if they’re going to use it… “Human brains are blown in by the winds from someplace around the Caspian Sea.” -Gogol, from “Diary of a Madman,” … Continue reading

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ancillary (used in my fiction first time today)

writing really pretty much six hours most days.  I always plan to read afterward, but I’m so fried all I do is cook or go outside in the sun, laundry and stuff.  Was listening to Jennifer Egan and Vendella Vida … Continue reading

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unstuckish

I was so stuck and scared for a couple days but driving the other day I took something from one friend, who is writing about the recalibration of celebrity on you tube, another friend who is drawing her book, and … Continue reading

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+#

if I can write 10 pages every week with some leeway some weeks I can finish a draft of this book by January if I am at the halfway point now which I may be.  then because I am only … Continue reading

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213

okay that’s how many glasses are in this kitchen.

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