What is the date you began writing this piece of fiction and the date when you completely finished the piece of fiction? I started writing this novel when my 35-year-old daughter (Miranda) was a senior in high school.
We took a trip together to explore colleges in Tennessee, then visited Graceland (Left Bottom) in Memphis and the Elvis birthplace (Left Top) in Tupelo, Miss. Miranda claims that this was the REAL reason for the trip. That’s when I began my research. Research always takes me about as long as writing; I’m slow at both. I’m fascinated by the way people want to connect with “celebrities” to enrich their lives, when often, for women, the internal emotional landscape is somewhat barren.
When I actually begin to write, I “spiral”—write two or three pages a day, begin the next day reviewing/revising/editing what I wrote the day before. I always do this, whether it’s fiction, poetry, or non-fiction. By the time I’m actually “composing” (not researching), I’m using the computer.
work? “In Protecting Elvis, meet three women whose lives have been inextricably influenced—some might say dominated—by Elvis Presley.
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Note: This dream was initially published as a stand-alone short story in "E & J," The International Journal of Elvisology and the Elvisian Era, Vol. l, 1993, Jacksonville, Florida. So this whole idea of Elvis as a lonesome soul had been percolating for quite some time!