November 21, 2003
eastbound, farther than usual
In NYC, heading to london for the weekend. Now Dec 4 looks like the day
for release... sigh.
"If only you'd remember before ever you sit down to write that you've
been a reader long before you were ever a writer. You simply fix that
fact in your mind, then sit very still and ask yourself, as a reader,
what piece of writing in all the world Buddy Glass would most want to
read if he had his heart's choice. The next step is terrible, but so
simple I can hardly believe it as I write it. You just sit down
shamelessly and write the thing yourself."
- Seymour Glass, from J.D. Salinger's "Seymour -- An Introduction"