NANO begins today, November 1st
If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
Writing is so difficult that I often feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment thereafter.
Long, hard slog today writing the Great American Tweet.
(That was it…what do you think? Pulitzer?)
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
“I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.”
“After all, a vacation is not a matter of place or time. We can take a wonderful vacation in spirit, even though we are obliged to stay at home, if we will only drop our burdens from our minds for a while. But no amount of travel will give us rest and recreation if we carry our work and worries with us.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder, essay September 1919