Monday, March 17, 2008

Still Waiting

Good enough writing. That is what I have to practice. I have these mistaken ideas that the work will tell me what is right. That my intuition will kick in and I will know exactly what I am doing. Sometimes I do have an instinct about things. But often my instincts get buried under all the thinking I do about the writing. I want to do so many things at once that I try to do it all and get blinded by my very own thoughts. A case of not being able to see the forest for the trees. And then I begin to see the worrying and the thoughts themselves as necessary. And then I’m fussing and not getting down to business, what I am is just making funny-business for myself. So enough of this, now I must write.

As always,

Writing Assignment: Face it, what are you putting off? What are you not doing? What hangs over your head? Whatever reason you think you are not doing something may not exactly be the real reason that you are not doing something. You may think your not writing that part of your novel because you have to hurry and get your blog out. What is really going to happen if you start working and don’t do your blog now?

Spend the time you have right now. Whatever time it is, no matter how long you have, no matter what other things you think you may need to get done and work on the thing you have been putting off. No time to lose.