22 March 2010 | Comments (0)
I am beginning to make progress with ‘WMD - a revision’, my project to republish and annotate my first novel. Click on the link in the menu above if you are interested. Each number represents a section of text.
It’s an odd project, to revisit a book that I wrote twenty years ago. The writing is often very bad - it just is, there’s no two ways about it. But that’s not why I’m revisiting this text (although it’s easy to forget this and get bogged down by the problems in the writing). Is it possible to create a type of memoir through annotating this text? Or is this a bit of self-indulgence, a kind of middle-aged silliness? I don’t know. Time and text will tell, I guess. But it isn’t an easy project. Examining the problems in this text is not going to make me rich or happy.
If anyone out there lived in Vauxhall in the 1980s, in particular Vauxhall Gardens and Bonnington Square, and has photos or scannable mementos of any kind, please get in touch. I’d love to be able to include your photos in WMD - a revision. E-mail me at hello (at) katepullinger (dot) com.