Artist Cory Arcangel has been retweeting Twitter messages that contain the phrase “working on my novel” through his Working On My Novel project and the Twitter account @WrknOnMyNovel since 2012. The 600 or so tweets he has amassed are an often unintentionally hilarious catalog of optimism, procrastination, and self-delusion.
Arcangel recently spent some time working on his own novel — a distillation of 127 tweets from the project entitled, appropriately, Working On My Novel. The project is not his first effort in cataloging the curiosities of Internet behavior — for more, see his 2010 project Sorry I Haven’t Posted.
Drinking white wine and working on my novel.
— Max is NOW! (@maxisnow) March 13, 2013
Love technology! Working on my novel as I sit outside (in my car) during lunch break!
— JackyRobus (@JackyRobus) January 14, 2013
I'm quietly working on my novel, with my playlist on low, and my cat starts snoring next to me. Why does this feel so unfair? :)
— Kelsey Ketch (@kelseyketch) December 4, 2012
image via Working On My Novel
via Creative Review