Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:14 pm Post
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IJB wrote:I'm not boasting.
IJB wrote:if you really, really want to write, you'll do it no matter what else is going on in your life.
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:42 pm Post
PJS wrote:Talk with my daughters.
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:02 pm Post
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:23 am Post
PJS wrote:IJB wrote:I'm not boasting.
You'll forgive us if we thought you were.IJB wrote:if you really, really want to write, you'll do it no matter what else is going on in your life.
Many writers -- and several of them post to this forum -- fall somewhere in the spectum between obsessive and indolent. We write, we try to write, we want to write, sometimes we actually do write. That we do so at all speaks to our best artistic intentions; that we cannot do so full bore, full time, speaks to the real worlds we inhabit.
I am capable, for instance, of writing hours at a time, and would do so right now, but for the exigencies of real life. Siding on the east side of the house is unfinished. Brakes are failing on one of our cars. One of my daughters is visiting.
So. Would I rather write this afternoon than climb a ladder in 98 degree heat? Of course, but difficult as house repair is in summer, it is impossible in winter.
Would I rather write this morning than get the brakes fixed? Sure, but the consequences of driving with bad brakes are too severe to ignore.
Would I have preferred writing last evening to talking with my daughter? No.
Perhaps what I'm saying is that, while I'd like to write more -- I now average around 2500 words a day -- and can write more, I also want time for ordinary life. Keep the house looking good. Keep the car out of the ditch. Walk in the woods. Photograph sunset on the river.
Talk with my daughters.
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ptram wrote:I'll soon become mad.
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