1. It is a very strange story. Very strange. Even for me.
2. It is whimsical and very dark. See: #1, above.
3. I’m tackling what I consider interstitial scenes, which are always the ones I never want to write but they must be written, because though they’re not the major moments of the novel, they are the major turning points of the character. Or at least, a few of them.
4. I’m mainly interested in as aspects of how memory becomes a series of movies in the dark, and how we live on the inside as much (or moreso) than on the outside.
5. And the goal of course is to convey all this externally, in the world, in the way the world exhibits itself to her (Mina Grigsby, my protagonist), not necessarily in the way the world exists without her..
6. I’ve never written anything this strange.
7. This may be the least commercial novel I’ve ever written, although it may also be the most interesting.
8. Memory and imagination meet and transform each other.
9. The idea of darkness is the idea of what’s behind the movie of memory.
And so at 1 p.m. on this sunny Friday afternoon in July, I go to tackle this and wrestle and rewrite and augment and amplify and illuminate.
Will write about it again either late tonight or tomorrow. If you’re uninterested, just “hide” these posts. I’ll understand!