The Novel is the Monster

Self exploration is never easy. If you’re open to the idea in the first place, willing to take on and tackle head-first what you believe in, what you think of to be true, your own beliefs and ideals, thoughts and concepts, then I believe you’re a step ahead of a lot of people already. If then you take all of those ideas and belief systems and put them on paper, in an effort to really discover what you are, and potentially further down the line, have some sort of impact, then that’s another step ahead, of a lot of people. A push to better yourself, to self-actualize and commit to something through a process of deep thought, exploration, analysis and discovery. It’s all good stuff, and it brings out sides of your personality you thought you never had.

I know, it’s a situation I’m currently in the middle of, it’s a voyage I am currently undertaking and it’s a twisted beast that’s unrelenting and fascinating at the same time.

From here on in this blog is on permanent hiatus whilst I concentrate on my first novel and attempt to discover more about myself than I ever have.

You can read about the progress of this novel if you are interested at http://www.cementum.co.uk


1 Response to “The Novel is the Monster”

  1. 1 lethebashar
    April 12, 2008 at 1:46 am

    I can relate to this a lot. I’ve been into the mouth of the monster and back out of it, and then back in again. There is something that draws me back in, I can’t explain it. I want to capture my experiences in the past, but I’m totally fictionalizing them, so I don’t know exactly what I’m capturing. Memories are distorted, memories are fiction. The novel is a machine to generate distortions, fragments, and memories. Let me know if you’re interested in linking.


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