I’m in love with Jonathan Bellot’s essay, “An Eldritch Phantom,“ part of Quail Bell’s “Why I Do What I Do” series. You have to read it. It’s crazy that you haven’t read it yet. Crazy.
“I write to learn the language of lost galleons, to understand the blueblack sadness of girls made of wood.”
I’m lucky enough to be at Florida State University with Jonathan and I can assure you that he’s as wonderful a person as he is a writer. Keep an eye out for his novel-in-progress.