Ever since I read this piece in the NYRB a few weeks back, I’ve been thinking about John Cheever. I came to his writing late, and knew very little about his personal life other than the world you imagine he had to occupy, to some degree, based on what he creates or recreates in his writing. I’m [...]
Today, a quote: “To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write.” Thanks Gertrude Stein!
I wanted to start off this week on the right foot, so I had a long bath, a deep sleep, and finally this morning, an early start. By 7am, I had 500 words down. I’m experimenting with getting one of my characters to write in first person; it may not become part of the book [...]
400 words in today. My mammoth weekend efforts are not really coming together this time around. Maybe I’ll have mammoth Monday instead? This afternoon I’m off to hear Richard Ford, so I guess I should post about him, but instead I’m going to leave you with a video of singer songwriter Josh Ritter, talking about [...]
I’ve just finished typing up the writing I did during the week. I’ve typed over 1700 words, but haven’t actually written many news ones yet today. Still, I plan to. I wanted to say more about the Cunningham essay I posted yesterday, because it’s one of the most beautifully written essays I’ve read in a [...]