I have a friend named Flink. We send each other stuff in the mail. In 2012, I started work on an enormous letter to him. I call this project the Great Big Letter. Various parts of the Great Big Letter were written at various times between 2012 and 2015.
The postcard above — written in late 2011 and announcing a hot new missive arriving in your mailbox sometime before 2014 — assumed a lengthy but somehow still wildly optimistic timeframe. This estimate was based on a previous Very Long Letter I had written to Flink over the course of several months in late 2010.
The Very Long Letter of 2010 was somewhere north of 100 pages. The Great Big Letter contains over 160 pages of text, and almost as many pages of collage. It was a different writing process.
The end result was a disgusting-looking ball of paper. So I scanned every page, printed the letter, and neatly bound it. The finished product is a thick brick of text that doubles as a doorstop.
I’ve posted a few snippets from the letter on Fully Psyched, and will likely be posting a few more every now and again. You can view all these excerpts by going to the category page for the Great Big Letter.