Thursday, January 7, 2010

thank you Julie and Julia

Last night watched Julie and Julia and see more clearly the power of blogging as a motivational tool to keep a regular practice. Even if no one is reading the blog, just having it out there in "public" space provides a slap up side of the head. The nature of blog space as a nag is helpful. You could be trying to be regular at any practice and let the blog serve as a silent but all-seeing mentor to report in to on a regular basis. For me, daily works the best though not sure if I can really keep it up all year.

Well, anyhoo, from 6:15 to 7:30, kept on keeping on the polishing words work. It is different from the pleasure of the flow of first draft creation, but lovely in its own way. For me the first pass or two at revision, the big blocks of scenes and interplay of characters, is the most arduous, with the first draft and this polishing the most blissful.

write hard, die free,

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