I finished writing my first novel and immediately began thinking of book binding services. But after reading through it, I began to consider that I needed something more — this wasn’t really the book I wanted to write; it was plebeian and rather hackneyed. So I thought back to what I originally wanted my book to be, how I wanted to read it after it came back from the binding services.
I had wanted to write a story in which the protagonist is able to visit his memories without precision, by conflating and undermining his own memories to create a better story, and I wanted to show that in the writing. I wanted to jump around between past and present selves, to allow the protagonist to go through the inner discourses which we all know when attempting to decide what to wear or how to love.
So now I’m reworking the whole thing, tightening it and making it the way I originally wanted it to be. Part of that has to do with a non-linear chronology, and I’ll implement different temporal perspectives by switching the narrative tense and viewpoint. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but when it is, I know it’ll be that much readier to send to book binding services.
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