Saturday, September 30, 2017

I am here

Writing a first draft is such an endlessly surprising process. I often don't know what is going to flow onto the page, or rather the blank screen, until the words appear. I love this process when the ideas, especially the subconscious ones, are flowing. I love it even when they aren't, even when I have to sift through mountains of research and digest it into effortless, accessible, humanizing prose. That's the goal anyway. I do my best, because there is no other work I would rather do. Today, I am conscious of being grateful.

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  1. The work and the miracle and the joy of writing.

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  2. Looks like a wonderful place to let your creativity flow.

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  3. I wouldn't have understood this post until I started blogging, because I never wrote much before. It is a long way from blogging to writing a book, of course, but even a blog post can start one way and finish up in a surprising place, and I've noticed, as you say, it can be very subconscious!

    What a beautiful room and a beautiful view. A lovely place to work.

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    1. jenny_o, isn't it interesting how the words flow from us almost unbidden? it's why i can't give up blogging. it's such an outlet. sometimes i don't even know what i think about a thing till i write it.

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  4. I am about halfway through Overcome and I can attest to your gift for writing. You are definitely in the write profession! I’m not kidding. Your writing goes very deep but at the same time, it is easy to read and flows beautifully. I read a lot and it’s rare to find a writer who can do both.

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    1. Oh, Birdie, I am glad you are enjoying it. I’m sooo touched by your comment. Thank you!!! Big hugs.

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that it's going well. I am doing the usual hustle to find freelance work -- you are such an inspiration!

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  6. I like your sweet writing area. It is so clean and orderly!

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  7. I'm glad the words are flowing and the work is coming together! What a great room to work in, with those yellow leaves glowing outside.

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