Quitter. Neil Gaiman slaagt er wel in om een goed weblog en goede boeken te combineren. Bah Gibson.


Time for me to get back to my day job, which means that it?s time for me to stop blogging.

I?ve found blogging to be a low-impact activity, mildly narcotic and
mostly quite convivial, but the thing I?ve most enjoyed about it is how
it never fails to underline the fact that if I?m doing this I?m
definitely not writing a novel ? that is, if I?m still blogging, I?m
definitely still on vacation. I?ve always known, somehow, that it would
get in the way of writing fiction, and that I wouldn?t want to be
trying to do both at once. The image that comes most readily to mind is
that of a kettle failing to boil because the lid?s been left off.

The bits and pieces that Joseph Cornell assembled in his shadow-boxes
wouldn?t have seemed nearly as interesting if he?d simply left them
arrayed on the bench of some picnic-table ?- and they certainly
wouldn?t still be there.

I crave the sweet and crazy-making
difficulties that can only be imposed by the box, the Cornellian stage,
the frame, of a formal narrative.

So I?m out of here, as of
this installment, and wish to thank everyone who in any way furthered
my ?tween-books holiday. It?s been ludic, as the anarchist says.

Perhaps I?ll be back, one day, somewhere on the far side of whatever it is I?m about to start writing.

Adios, then, to all.

And onward!

[Gibson Blog]

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