King has written many books with writer protagonists, giving us a 'secret window' (if you will) into his own mind, but I agree that Lisey's Story was a very personal and revealing story of what may be the closest metaphor for what he calls going "to the pool". Booya Moon is obviously a metaphor for the landscape of imagination and how even the reader becomes a participant by escaping reality for a time. Duma Key strongly links to this book when it comes to the passion and obsession of creativity. Scott Landon, while not a caricature of King, is still the strongest vision of what we Constant Readers have of our favorite author. In my opinion we are given blood, sweat, and many tears in this one. Bool, the end.
thanks for the cordial welcome(s). You'll be seeing more of me in the future.
Also, I appreciate y'alls comments. I was asking bc I know when I write I lose myself in a word not unlike Scott's (especially when I'm slightly over-caffeinated...) and it's hard to return to reality. Peace