Thursday, April 17, 2008

Day 4: Anthill

9:31 pm there are 20,042 words spread over 72 pages and I am beginning to feel destroyed. I drank 7-8 cups of black coffee and my head is throbbing and my body is sore and I am beginning to think inside the book and the book is starting to feel evil, both in the writing and what is written, and what is not written but still there. I wrote all day today and did not get around to any of the ideas I have appended to the bottom of the MS. The book I think for now is going to be called WHERE AM I WHERE HAVE I BEEN WHERE ARE YOU. In the book now there is a massive anthill. I did not watch anything last night or watch or reading anything today. I have now lost 6 pounds and run 10 miles. I did not really expect to find myself this absorbed in this project but now I am and now I am and now it's time to take a bath.

10 comments:

TTB said...

Blake Butler,

Two Tears respects your in ring tenacity.

If we ever got in the ring together.

I am sure it would be barn burner.

I want you to know that I am a very good cook.

If need be I will post
"Cooking With TTB" online.

Where I cooked for the Jaguar Uprising in the Badlands of South Dakota.

I fear nothing because I cry for everything.

If you have a problem with TTB
cutting promos on you.

That's bad.

If you want to challenge me to a write off.
I will accept.
With ease.
We can go back and forth.
Chapter by chapter.
You can pick the topic.
You can write the first chapter.
It can be about whatever you want.

Together, within our feud, will grow something beautiful.

Within my tears are small delicate replicas of WWII battleships.

They crash when they hit the ground.

TTB

TTB said...

Blake Butler,

Two Tears respects your in ring tenacity.

If we ever got in the ring together.

I am sure it would be barn burner.

I want you to know that I am a very good cook.

If need be I will post
"Cooking With TTB" online.

Where I cooked for the Jaguar Uprising in the Badlands of South Dakota.

I fear nothing because I cry for everything.

If you have a problem with TTB
cutting promos on you.

That's bad.

If you want to challenge me to a write off.
I will accept.
With ease.
We can go back and forth.
Chapter by chapter.
You can pick the topic.
You can write the first chapter.
It can be about whatever you want.

Together, within our feud, will grow something beautiful.

Within my tears are small delicate replicas of WWII battleships.

They crash when they hit the ground.

TTB

Jeremy James Thompson said...

Blake,
I wanted to say something, but then TTB left me confused.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

TTB:

Chapter 1: The painting of the woman had no teeth and yet when I turned around the painting bit me. My back bled blood sapped from a stilborn Chinese toddler. My titties swoll full-grown.


Jeremy, you're encouraging him.

Fuck.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

please post cooking with ttb online

i make good turkey dogs and coffee

Prathna Lor said...

when you finish you will be able to wrap your hand around your waist

KEN BAUMANN said...

keep going but don't die.

tammy said...

wow. It is fascinating to read about your process and progress. The book sounds intriguing. What kind of coffee do you drink? Or does it matter? take care.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

prathna, foreal.

ken i will try.

tammy hi thanks i like darker coffees most. this month i have been drinking dunkin donuts brand which is actually good and came in a huge bag for very cheap. most i like americanos.

tammy said...

Dunkin Donuts coffee is my current favorite.