I don’t understand the internet. Or my computer. Or my phone for that matter.
I’m pretty much convinced that it’s all magic. Mostly a good magic, but magic still.
My son is a professional ‘coder’ but I don’t really understand what that is beyond
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“The more willing we are willing to separate from distraction and step into the open arms of boredom, the more writing we will get on the page.” -Ann Patchett
#truth: Writing is boring.
My assistants waiting for me to write something
It’s very easy to find a suitable distraction to
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I’m reading a book called
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Don Miller. I’m not sure how it landed on my bookshelf, but I’m making a concerted effort to read the books I have, so I recently picked it up.
This one surprised me. I knew Don Miller wrote
Blue Like Jazz, so I figured the book would likely Continue reading “Is Your Life a Good Story?”
In fiction, it’s the conflict that generally drives a plot. It’s what keeps us reading – wondering if a character will get what’s coming to them, survive the threat hanging over them, or have a fight with the crazy ex-girlfriend.
But in real life, it’s human instinct to avoid conflict. Sometimes, though, conflict finds you.
When I got up yesterday, I was in a good place.
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Promoting your writing can sometimes feel like you’re waving a flag in a crowd of deaf and blind people with better things to do.
It feels like that.
It also feels like the physics homework I had back in eleventh grade where I regurgitated all the stuff the teacher told me but I never understood.
I’m doing all the things I’m supposed to do and ever hopeful that this will bring about the desired result. And yet,
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I can while away entire mornings reading and commenting on other people’s blogs.
And when I consider the number of bloggers out there blogging away, it baffles my mind.
Some of them post every day, a few more than once a day.
I’m tempted to think that these are people who have too much time on their hands,
but then I realized
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I always have something to say. (Just ask my husband.)
This is usually true about writing, also. I always have something to write about, but oddly, not today.
Today the distractions have me and my tired-I-didn’t-sleep-so-well mind.
This blog is about writing and the writer’s life. Obviously, there is much that could be said about that, but….
The internet is smothered in writing wisdom. It is everywhere because, well,
It’s not like horseshoers or knitters or firemen.
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