Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As my first post to the new-ish blog, I thought I'd let loose a little and give you a glimpse to not only the process, but how I cope on a day-to-day basis. There's a lot going on up there, and I've just started interviewing myself when I can't seem to get the words down on the page.
Now that the blog's back up and running, I'll be sure to post "interviews" as they happen. This is from a long weekend back in late September in the southern tier of New York. The in-laws always get the Sunday Times, and it always makes for good reading.
So, Jared, what're you working on today?
Not too sure yet. I've had my cuppa and some breakfast cereal, doped around on the internets. Did read an article about ephemera of New York City earlier. More than likely it'll be Metro again today.
Isn't that something like the third book in the series?
Yah. I got caught up reading this old issue of the New York Times talking about this sightseeing tour of the city, by boat. There were two things that struck me as interesting, so I jumped on 'em.
How the inspiration hits me. It makes connection to stuff I've already thought of and it unravels onto the page.
Sure, third book, but it'll lead me to something farther (or earlier) on down the road.
Doesn't it get confusing? Frustrating?
I mean, I've been working on this stuff since time outta mind. I'd love for it to be written so it's not in my head anymore or so I could work on something else.
Then I realize--this is it. If it weren't for this story, there wouldn't be the Jared you know now, interviewing himself instead of "writing."
I've a few other ideas rolling around up there, but the reason they haven't made their way out is that they're not ready yet either. I'm working on it, piecemeal, and it's coming.
Patience is all.
This is all part of the process.