Wednesday, 17 March 2010
trying to finish novel draft. thinking occasionally about symbolism. here is some symbolism i just found in things lying around in my flat:
salt and pepper donkey on coffee table
easy: the salt symbolises 'i am running out of money'. the pepper symbolises 'creative freedom/not needing to have a shower'. the donkey symbolises 'someone bought you this in Greece as a present -- you have friends'.
pair of scissors on floor near stereo
bit more difficult: possibly communicating an equal mixture of 'the last time you had your haircut it looked rubbish' and 'just put them away'.
big bit of screwed up paper next to cardboard box
ambiguous. 'Lynchean'. 'dreamlike'. probably something to do with sexual awakening.
collection form from the post office
another easy one: the red border symbolises 'don't go out of the flat' while the white rectangles symbolises 'you need to go out of the flat in order to collect something from the post office'.
i feel excited about adding all sorts of subtle symbolism into my novel draft.
update: just cut my thumb on a tin while making dinner. what is the risk of tetanus? am i okay? (should probably post this on yahoo answers instead of here.)
update: just posted it on yahoo answers.
update: thumb much better now.
update: someone blogged about my novel.