Thursday July 30th 2015
conundrum of Book Five and Book Six is primarily a
problem of what the professionals might call "advanced
planning." Consequently your writer of pulp has been
existentially challenged since about April of this year.
"Off the Rails" if you prefer, and it's not a nice
feeling. One of the things to keep in mind is in
emulating the Great Minds the number Ten is central to
your writer of pulp's sense of balance.
There are Ten
Commandments, Hegel attempted Ten books, so did Kant, and
generally speaking the Number Ten is a signature of clear
thinking. Start gossiping about Eleven, and it all starts to
look like ill-considered chaos. One solution could be to
co-mingle Book Five with Book Six. I could conceptualize it
as Book Five and a Half, think of it as a Beatitude, shove
it into the perfection and simplicity of The Rabbit of Usk,
keep Book Five and Half down to 150 pages by using a tiny
script. then perhaps I'd get a good night's sleep.