Friday, August 04, 2006

BOM: The Novelist, the Writing


I set out to write two story lines: the allegory story of Adam in his fictional, surreal world, plus the story of the very wealthy, very successful novelist, Jordan Casey. Since Jordan was supposed to represent God, I gave him a nice house, a nice life, a comfortable existence. After all, he was representing God, so he needed to be at peace.

Adam, on the other hand, had to be shaped, created, reasoned through. I had to give him a language, an existence, a vocabulary. His world was not "earth," so, because it was surreal, I had to come up with rules for his world (which is why I don't write science fiction.)

I wrote everything, polished, polished again, and submitted the manuscript before the deadline date. Everything had gone smoothly.

Like the calm before a storm.

Tomorrow: the editing

~~Angie

1 comment:

KILROY_60 said...

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