The photos in my last post were photos of 4”x5” slips of paper on which I typed notes for a story/thing I’m working on. Writing on small sheets is slightly inspired by Nabokov’s method of writing a first draft on index cards. (I was looking at The Original of Laura the other day—that last “novel” of Nabokov’s which never made it past the index-card draft phase, but which his son finally decided to put out a few years ago—and noticed that in the hardcover edition there are real-size reproductions of the index cards that you can punch out! And have in a tidy little stack! This fact alone made me want to buy a copy.)
I’m also mildly inspired by the fact that Nabokov wrote The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (his first book in English) in the bathroom.