[Archived from A Writer’s Diary]
As I’m doing things differently, with A Writer’s Diary, I might as well say –
There is absolutely no need to take this next bit too seriously.
However, if you do happen to want to be the Perfect Reader for A Writer’s Diary, these are the seven things you’ll need to have done:
- Signed up as a paid subscriber to be ready to get everything, starting on January 1st 2022
- Shared the sign-up link with at least two friends, or given them a subscription as a Christmas (or other reason) gift
- Read this lecture on ‘Souls’
- Read Ghost Story
- Read Wrestliana
- Read the entirety of Montaigne’s Essays, Woolf’s Diaries, Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal, Proust’s A la Recherche, Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet, Kafka’s Diaries, Langley’s Journal, Baker’s The Mezzanine, Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, and The Complete Notebooks of Henry James within the last six months
- Sat at a desk, writing
I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Not of someone as perfect as you.
Only number 7 is absolutely essential.