I’m working on the seventh chapter of my forthcoming book. It has a quotation by George MacDonald and two quotations by Soren Kierkergaard. I’m pretty sure the book has a second chapter too. As to the rest, I have no idea. It is going to be a work of nonfiction, unless, for some reason, it gets embellished. When I have a better idea what the book is going to be about I am going to try to publish some of the chapters and then query a publisher or and agent to get me a contract. Once that is all settled and I have my advance, I am going to find a place where I can live with my wife in a little garret over a garage or something. There we are going to live very frugally and happily, and I will write my forthcoming book. Simple but tasteful curtains will flutter at the window, we will not have many chairs, only a plain table, all the books, and perhaps a few other things.
Since I have these two wonderful quotations by Soren Kierkergaard and the only thing of his I’ve read is the Diary of a Seducer, I am reading more of his stuff in an attempt to get a better feel for the way he thought lest I be found using these two contextless quotations from his early journals to do something he may not have intended.
Of course, my real dream is to be supported by my wife so I can write all the time, but that is looking increasingly impossible as she cannot seem to keep a job. I probably need to cash in all the savings I have and take the plunge. If only I could get the Chronicles of Fundamentarlia finished, I could really cash in on that. I think I’ve conceived of two of the three major strands of the plot. I might have the third and then I’ll just need to watch all three burn down till like fuses they meet the grand finale. What I probably ought to do, should the inspiration strike me some Friday in the evening, is provide a summary of the situation to this point as I’m sure without it people are probably having a hard time keeping up with all the subtleties in the occasional installments I keep offering.