LETTERS FROM UNDERGROUND
I'm currently editing my interactive epistolary novel that explores the challenges of connection, loneliness, accountability, and truth in an increasingly isolated and unforgiving world: made even more so by the pandemic.
The project consisted of writing a letter a day for a year (in the character and voice of the protagonist M) and then sending those letters out to people in my life. Any responses that I received were then incorporated into M's narrative in subsequent letters. Each letter was a leap of faith; a smoke signal into the distance in the hope that someone would see my plea and would join me in tackling the grand human experiment. The journey of each letter, from page to mail box revealed more than I could have ever imagined.
As Virginia Woolf wrote, "Venerable are letters, infinitely brave, forlorn, and lost."