One More Thing...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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I have another "not mine" thing to share with you.  I know it's been awhile and I'm well overdue for a full report, but I came across this in my work-a-day life, and it does just take a quick second to post... and it really is so perfect, it has to be shared... so...  One more thing that I've found... just this one... then, I promise, next time you hear from me it will be a REAL post.

This is an excerpt from a Pep Talk from Neil Gaiman...

You write. That's the hard bit that nobody sees. You write on the good days and you write on the lousy days. Like a shark, you have to keep moving forward or you die. Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Now read the whole thing.  And, as my writer friend GingerGirl instructed me, "Print this out.  Put it in your writing spot.  Print another copy.  Put it in your writing bag.  Print another copy.  Put it on the fridge..."
 
The link (if you didn't catch it up there)  http://www.nanowrimo.org/node/1065561

4 comments:

GingerGirl said...

"When writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
— Neil Gaiman

Well, I have the hole in my roof, a car that may or may not make it to the doctor appointment (1.5 hr drive each way) next week. The cat seems fine, but the dog is iffy...can I just have the 1500 easy words today? Then we'll be square.

firespark said...

LOL! Exactly, Ms. Ginger... the secret (or not so secret) mantra of every writer... ;)

GingerGirl said...

I asked for 1,500 and the Muse gave me 2,500...I am truly amazed. I shall no longer scoff at the iffy dog.

Sarah Franz-Wichlacz said...

i love this.... and it's inspiring and true for anyone creative. ...i have to keep reminding myself....