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It's summer. Currently, 76˚F. We made it to 91˚F yesterday. We're waiting on Bonnie, who'll be here tomorrow, bringing rain from southern places.

One day later than planned, we spent yesterday driving about South County – Peacedale, Wakefield, Kingston – thinking about The Starkeeper, looking at houses, fixing place in my head. I'd not been down there since last autumn. At the public library in Peacedale, I made a couple of pages of notes. Reaching back to 1978, when the novel is set.

I think I found the name of my protagonist yesterday. I think his name is Jude. Unless her name is Jude. Unless their (singular) name is Jude and Judith, depending. Unless it's twins. Yeah, I'm at that all-is-flux stage.

“When you begin a novel you are in a state of unlimited freedom, and this is alarming.” ~ Iris Murdoch

Aunt Beast


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May. 29th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm at that all-is-flux stage.

It sounds as if the vision for your work is forming, and possibilities are taking shape. This is powerful.
Thank you for sharing these pieces of your process.
May. 29th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you a fine day. Lovely photo by the way
May. 29th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC)
Love this entry. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the photo.
Kiki Lang
May. 31st, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
Nineteen Seventy eight.
I read this article, and it said the the year 1978 was a peak for the world Peace, income, political tranquility, while war, disease, and other boggy men were at a historical low.
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