Posts in stream of consciousness
A novel is a living organism

I realised recently that a novel not an artefact, it’s a living organism. My novel Eternity exists in physical form across many pieces of paper. Some of it is printed by computer and some by hand. Eternity also exists in digital form on my computer, and in various files and folders on the computers of all the people that I’ve sent it to. It exists in the cloud and in email accounts.

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I wrote this stream of consciousness in the notes application on my phone on the morning of the 17th November 2018, partially in the floor of my living room, partially on the footpath on the way to my local coffee shop, and partially in my local coffee shop. The post illustrates how periods of darkness for me tend to last hours, rather than, as was the case in the past, days, weeks, months, or years.

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