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Friday, December 4, 2009
A Good Time to Write
As I write this, the house is dark and quiet. It’s also early morning and the stresses of the day haven’t arrived yet. A good time to write. Yes, yes it is, and I'm taking advantage of it. However . . .
I will manage to write some more during the hectic hours of the day ahead. I have an appointment at 10:00 A.M. and another one at 11. The 10 o’clock should run 30 – 40 minutes and it will take me about five minutes to walk to my 11:00 A.M. meeting. The 15- to 20-minute break between meetings is a chance to put a few words on the page. It' a tiny block of time, but I’ll get some words on the page. Guaranteed.
I know I’ll put words on the page because I’ve left myself an unfinished sentence to kick start my micro-writing session. I relish those tiny blocks of time to get a little bit of writing done.
By the way, that’s how James Patterson got started. Why do you think his chapters are so short?
My first love was reading, and my second love was writing. Deciding how to string words together fascinates me.
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