Friday 14 August 2015

"it gets written..."

"What happens to the Ents I don't yet know. It will probably work out very differently from this plan when it really gets written, as the thing seems to write itself once I get going, as if the truth comes out then, only imperfectly glimpsed in the preliminary sketch....." (J.R.R. Tolkien, "91. To Christopher Tolkien," 29 November 1944, 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. H. Carpenter with C. Tolkien, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981) 104.

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