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The Thought of Writing

Maybe because Grapemo is a mere 2 months away, I've been thinking about quotes--and discovered this gem by E.B. White:

"The thought of writing hangs over our mind like an ugly cloud, making us apprehensive and depressed, as before a summer storm, so that we begin the day by subsiding after breakfast, or by going away, often to seedy and inconclusive destinations: the nearest zoo, or a branch post office to buy a few stamped envelopes. Our professional life has been a long shameless exercise in avoidance. Our home is designed for the maximum of interruption, our office is the place where we never are. . . . Yet the record is there. Not even lying down and closing the blinds stops us from writing; not even our family, and our preoccupation with same, stops us."

Not just food for thought.
 
A feast!
 


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onegrapeshy
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Feb 1st!
edgyauthor
Dec. 3rd, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, that quote describes me so perfectly. Thanks for sharing it!

And yay Grapemo! I hope to finally be done with my revisions in January, so I'm looking forward to actually starting a new WIP once Grapemo rolls around!
onegrapeshy
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Yay!
warriorofworry
Dec. 4th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I may be participating this year - on reflection, I have discovered that my Nano-mess is actually the last third of a much longer book. Might I actually be able to produce something - (gasp) - readable, with some application?

In the meantime, I wanted to point you to this post, if you hadn't seen it: http://janni.livejournal.com/697320.html for good writing wank you might be able to use during grapemo/
lalam
Dec. 4th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
I WILL PARTCIPATE! I FLIPPING WILL! I WANT TO WRITE! I have so many good story ideas... so many... so flipping many! :)
onegrapeshy
Dec. 13th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
YOU BETTER!!!! :)
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