12.07.2014

This Writer's Process

Write every day for a month,
then stop. Don’t write for one day,
two days, then a week. Take a break,
all the while admonishing yourself
for lacking productivity. Curse,
but colorfully: Jesus Christ
on a bike, I am lazy as shit,
and even less talented. I give up.
Then start writing all over again.

True confessions for Flash Fiction 55 at Real Toads!

12 comments:

  1. Ha.. yes forcing yourself to write every day.. that's tough.. but there are other things that might be tough as well.. riding a bike though is great to capture those elusive words.. I do it most every day.

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  2. You'd better. Someone overheard me say similar curses a few days back and was so taken back she needed to say nothing more. Why do we do that to ourselves? Only, I think, to double dare us into being our unique selves.

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  3. I have such a hard time stopping after doing 30 straight...I'm coming out of a month like this too, Marian...well said!

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  4. Perfect timing for this confession to resonate post NaBloPoMo ;-)

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  5. …as the saying goes - we are our own worst critics.

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  6. Some circles need to break hard before starting anew and better (that's what I tell myself, anyway).

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  7. After having done so well one needs to unwind. Truly said! So long as it should not linger on! Nicely Marian!

    Hank

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  8. It's hard to honor our process and not judge ourselves harshly. But you've started again- brava!

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  9. Marian! I love this! But I wonder how you knew what I was thinking??

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  10. aha, i see a nerve has been struck, friends! get to writing, all of you! :)

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