A Turtle is Entirely a Turtle (A Novel is Not)

2023 (work in progress)

A collection of notebooks in which a writer is preparing to write her novel. A certain negotiation of voices takes place between the novel and the writer at the level of the notes:

- ‘A quiet place, disturbance comes from within.’
- ‘This is how thought appears in the writing: an indefinite breath carried into the page, an emptiness that gives room, in which time is reworked. There is no passage outside this reconstruction of a testimony which happens across an overarching chunk of the outpourings of one’s heart. As if every voice: a chain of words structured like a sentence, a breath of grammar, has its own course of things. It circles back and forth, constantly returning to what seems to be a steady point across time, this is the time of writing.’