clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Monday, January 26, 2015

Birds Do It, Bees Do It

Even writers do it.

At left, marker for the first successful nuclear explosion by the government of the United Kingdom.


We are a self handicapping lot as writers.

It looks good. It feels good. We've plenty of time.

We sabotage.

I'm sabotaging myself writing this entry tonight though I had a pretty good morning session.

New storage materials arrived today because I'd filled some of the snap-together boxes I use to cool down various half-baked works. It's important to ice things. It's important to label the things you have cooling!  Annotations aren't a bad idea, either.

The library received a good sorting and a bunch of pending items were successfully filed.

Now, it is early evening and I have everything I need. I'm going to sit here in this chair with pen in hand for the next hour without a computer or tablet running within reach.

I'll not answer email. I'll not make a sketch. I will hold pen in hand and stare at the outline until I am writing.

There is no other way but letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page, scene, chapter, novel.

What is it of which you are hesitant? Success?

Close the computer. Try a few words now. They might - might - be the right ones.

I'm going to go find out myself.

We'll let each other know in the pages of the NYT Book Review.

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