Monthly Archives: June 2014

timeclock

June 30:  got started late– 8:30, but sometimes you have to maintain your relationships with real people.  working on application packages, which includes putting together sample from the book, summary/outline stuff.  It might be because a couple of writers I … Continue reading

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cause effect

another problem with cause-effect is that it cuts out madness from the landscape of the real– i.e. the things that have consequence in the real world.  which is paradoxical, I know but so what.  like you can keep saying “for … Continue reading

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austerlitz before 100

beginning to get scared about presenting a “talk” to the les figues people for their kathy acker camp.  this anxiety of not knowing enough is a very big part of the project of this book– and a lot of the … Continue reading

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timeclock

June 16:  quarter completed; returned from family visit 17:  7:30-11:30 18: 7:30-12 19: 7:30-10:30; go to therapy.  Pace is about 15pgs of revision/ day. 20:  7:30-11:30; laundry; 12:30-2:3o; read; 4-5:30 finished a short-short; go to yoga 21: 7-10:30; eat leftovers; … Continue reading

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time writing

I just wish I had more stamina.  I start by 7:30 but I feel myself wobbling by 10– usually b/c I’m hungry and then I go get something to eat but I don’t have the hyperfocus of the first couple … Continue reading

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character paragraph

pictured someone asking me how long it took to write the novel and thought “five, ten years?” — can’t even pinpoint anymore when I started working on it or what mattered.  I am finally starting to see characters as characters, … Continue reading

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first stories

remembering first story worlds from childhood.  In the back yard elaborate tales featuring enormous pieces of fruit from fruit of the loom, my dad’s brand.  These were not goofy tales.  They were epic dramas sometimes in outer space.  In the … Continue reading

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the solution

sometimes it’s hard to write about people and their problems because I just feel like I know the answer and the answer is art, taking it in and making it, and if that doesn’t work for someone or isn’t available … Continue reading

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blanket

sometimes I wonder if writers really love all the books and writers they say they love or if what makes them say ‘love’ is about this off-center association they can pull up and around themselves when they are afraid they … Continue reading

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sentences

weekly ritual sentence writing.  some of them, not the best or anything, just them: The face of the house had been ripped off and there was the guy: sitting on the edge of his bed, looking out, surrounded by wallpaper … Continue reading

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