Monday, December 22, 2008

One Maybe-Stupid Way to Write with Ease

Though I've had a lot to say here about holiday prep, the fact is I've done what prep I've done in about 12 minutes and otherwise have been working like a coal miner on client projects, mainly one very large one.

Saturday I took the first full day off from any writing/editing for quite a while. Sunday I had a little trouble getting cranked up again. And I realized that I'd forgotten what the initial crank-up felt like: a bit of resistance, easily overcome, but still I felt it....Once again a demonstration that touching "the work" every day, if only for a few minutes, can solve one kind of problem (though, I admit, it may cause others. For one thing,it's the 22nd of December, and I don't seem to have gotten all my Christmas cards out.)



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8 comments:

billie said...

I do think it's easier to keep the momentum going when there's some contact with the project every day. Even if it's a little bit and not a lot.

I'm typing in edits that way right now, not fretting about how much I get done, but keeping at it.

Re: Christmas cards - we got yours and I am so impressed and appreciative of folks who send them out. I haven't for years and it's one thing I feel a twinge of guilt about each year. I really enjoyed sending them, and the ritual slipped away from me one busy year. I've never managed to take it back.

Merry Christmas nonetheless!!

Peggy Payne said...

Steven King writes 364 a year, skips Christmas. I usually "touch" the project 5 days a week, but now see that seven is easier. Though I do like the idea of a Sabbath.

The cards: a bunch are still sitting here, as always is the case. But I like getting out at least a few every year. My core Christmas ritual.

Anonymous said...

what, no goat post?! aiki

Peggy Payne said...

See Santa Claus, Artcar, Goat Meat: http://peggypayne.blogspot.com/2008/12/santa-claus-hat-artcar-goat-meat.html. It's at the bottom of the post--and in the comments.

K.B. said...

Have you actually eaten any of it yet? You could make a lovely curry... :D

Peggy Payne said...

It's being delivered in January, K.B. So, no curry yet.

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